Talisman Gate Endorses McCain, Clinton
There are only two grown-ups in the race for the presidency when it comes to Iraq: Senator John McCain and Senator Hillary Clinton.
Watching the rest of the contenders talk about Iraq leaves me with the impression that they’re all about amateur hour: America can’t afford to elect a president who learns on the job.
Although I disagree with both McCain and Clinton on the specifics of their Iraq policy, but I feel that they have put some serious thought into the topic when compared with the others in the field. That’s what one gets when combining seriousness with seasoned and sober acumen.
Over the next decade, the world will face more jihadist threats and turmoil in the Middle East, affecting everything from issues of nuclear proliferation to the contingency of a recurring disruption in the oil markets resulting in economic havoc. How a stable and resurgent Iraq affects the region around it in the long term will be one of the vital strategic tools that an American president must consider when facing down impending and unfolding challenges. McCain and Clinton seem well-poised to do that.
Vote for the grown-ups, McCain and Clinton, if you want to have a shot at the American dream; like it or not Iraq and the Middle East may determine your quality of life, and your actual life, over the long term.