D. Rivkin Jr. & L. Casey, Advisors to McCain | October 6, 2008
Osama Bin Laden called Iraq the "central front" in his fight against the US - he was right. ++ Obama/Biden only focus on the past; they still think invading Iraq was a mistake, a distraction from Afghanistan. ++ Their obsession misses the point: "The essence of being a good commander in chief is appreciating the connections among these theaters." ++ FDR fought the Nazi's before assailing Japan, despite Japan attacking first; this wasn't a distraction, nor was Iraq. ++ If Obama negotiates with Iran he will fail; but McCain, he will succeed.