Obama Needs to Change His Afghanistan Policy

Clash, spar, duel, compete … Read the headlines and you’d think the two candidates for President had dueling Afghanistan policies. Sadly not.

Here's the difference: Republican John McCain says that in his view, the troop escalation worked so well in Iraq, that we need another like it in Afghanistan.

Democrat Barack Obama, meanwhile, opposed the so called surge, but says the problem was that military resources that were needed in Afghanistan were misdirected to Iraq.

Beneath the noise and bickering, the sameness is apparent. Both men want to send more troops to Afghanistan. Obama has proposed sending two more combat brigades -- about 7,000 troops -- almost immediately upon gaining office. McCain is also advocating sending more troops.

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