From the Los Angeles Times April 9, 2008
"When you have finite resources, you've got to define your goal rightly and modestly." - Barack Obama
"The U.S. must reject, as we did in 2007, the calls for a reckless and irresponsible withdrawal of our forces at the moment we are succeeding." - John McCain
"It's time to begin in orderly process of withdrawing our troops and rebuilding our military and focusing on other problems." - Hillary Clinton
The three quotes above are from our three main Presidential candidates' responses to the report by General David Petraeus concerning the Iraq situation.
I see two responses that are carefully worded. I see two responses that indicate the tone of fear and surrender. There are two candidates willing to leave a nation to the wolves (Iran) in order to serve their own self-interests. These two responses are representative of candidates who will say what they believe is what the majority of people want to hear.
The other response outlines a more difficult path, one that sticks to the principles of our nation even if it goes against the grain. This is leadership.