The Justness of the Iraq War

Senator Barack Obama
Senator John McCain

Summary

War ideologically-driven
Bush sincere but misguided

Summary

War costly but losing is costlier
War necessary and just

"The war in Iraq was an ideologically driven war. I think Bush was sincere and is sincere about his desire to maintain a strong America, but there was a single-mindedness to this process that has led our country into a very difficult position ...I think that this administration is sincere but I think it's misguided."

"I understand the frustration caused by our mistakes in this war. I sympathize with the fatigue of the American people. But I also know the toll a lost war takes on an army and a country. It is the right road. It is necessary and just."

July 25, 2004
Meet the Press interview
with Tim Russert

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April 11, 2007
Lexington, VA
Speech to cadets at Virginia Military Institute

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