McCain and Obama on Afghanistan

The candidates' strategies for Afghanistan

John McCain

Time for an Afghan Surge

The status quo in Afghanistan is not acceptable. Security has deteriorated, and our enemies are on the offensive. From the moment the next President walks into the Oval Office, he will face critical decisions about Afghanistan. Senator Barack Obama believes we can't win in Afghanistan without losing in Iraq. In fact, the success of the surge in Iraq shows us the way to succeed in Afghanistan. It is by applying the tried-and-true principles of counterinsurgency used in the surge--which Senator Obama opposed--that we will win in Afghanistan.

Our commanders in Afghanistan say they need...

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