In the campaign that labels anything it doesn't want to look at as a "distraction", Obama has now put the big D label on Iraq. Yes, that distraction known as the invasion of Iraq, and the continued and bloody occupation of same by U.S. forces, is a "dangerous distraction" because "the central front in the war on terror is not Iraq, and it never was".
Talk about stating the obvious!
No one with a pulse doesn't know that Osama Bin Laden and Al Quaeda remain at large, and that the occupation of Afganistan has gotten scant attention.
Of course some of that neglect comes from this candidate, who has never convened the committee he serves on that oversees the situation in Afganistan...
Did he mention that? Let me look... no, he did not. Instead he attacked John McCain and swore he would be "taking the fight to al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan."
And how is that different from an occupation of Afganistan?
John McCain landed a direct hit:
"Senator Obama is departing soon on a trip abroad that will include a fact-finding mission to Iraq and Afghanistan. And I note that he is speaking today about his plans for Iraq and Afghanistan before he has even left, before he has talked to Gen. Petraeus, before he has seen the progress in Iraq, and before he has set foot in Afghanistan for the first time," McCain said.
"In my experience, fact-finding missions usually work best the other way around: first you assess the facts on the ground, then you present a new strategy."
Well see, Senator McCain, that kind of thinking comes with years of experience, not just in running for your next job. So Obama wouldn't know about that.