Thursday, September 18, 2008

FP - Election Choice

Americans are in a difficult position this election year. Having completely failed to make good on their 2006 campaign promise to end the War in Iraq, what is to happen to the Democrats? Do voters switch sides, voting instead for the Republicans who started the whole thing, and appear to have done everything to extend the war, doing nothing to stop the Bush War Machine? Or do they give the patently feckless Democrats another chance, which they will - in all likelihood - squander?

A vote for McCain will likely keep the war in Iraq going for some years to come. A vote for Obama, assuming he can keep his campaign promises, will likely see a draw down from Iraq and a surge in Afghanistan (the "right" war).

Either way, more young Americans will be shipped out to fight and die in a country many of them probably couldn't find on a map.

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