“Obama Offers A Beautifully Packaged Lie”

“For example, here is what he has to say on Afghanistan.

When John McCain said we could just “muddle through” in Afghanistan, I argued for more resources and more troops to finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and made clear that we must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights. John McCain likes to say that he’ll follow bin Laden to the Gates of Hell–but he won’t even go to the cave where he lives.

Obama criticizes McCain for allegedly going soft on al-Qaeda–it’s a good thing he’s not going to question anyone’s patriotism–yet all Obama can offer is precisely the policies we are already pursuing: more money and troop for Afghanistan and one-at-a-time special forces strikes against al-Qaeda leaders “if we have them in our sights,” which we have been doing for years. What Obama is presenting as a tough and visionary new policy is his support for the Bush administration’s status quo. Does he really think that no one will notice?”

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