Please note my commentary mixed in between in red.
Senator Obama has thus far failed to answer key questions about his qualifications to meet the Commander-in-Chief test. The following are questions that Senator Obama should address:
Will you stand by your definitive commitment to removing all combat brigades from
No, Obama should not paint himself into a corner like this. If Clinton thinks that it is a good idea to say in March 2008 that all troops should, without a doubt, be removed on a set timeline without consideration of changing events, let her look foolish.
Do you regret that you have never held any substantive hearings on
No, because the Bush administration wouldn’t have listened to the recommendations anyway. With the filibuster, the Senate would never be able to force changes in policy. Stop treating the Senate as a training ground for being Commander in Chief.
Do you agree with General McPeak that you are more qualified to be commander in chief because you don't "go on television and have crying fits?"
Blah, Blah, Blah… Did you hear something?
Are you prepared to remove General McPeak from your campaign for what is viewed by many as a sexist comment?
Yawn! Two word: Gerrie Ferraro!
Are you still willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of an Obama administration, in
Yes. Just because you talk with someone, doesn’t mean they will be able to extract concessions from you. Is
As voters evaluate you as a potential Commander-in-Chief, do you think it's legitimate for people to be concerned that you have traveled to only one NATO country, on a brief stopover trip in 2005, and have never traveled to
No! Next question. Having had tea in 80 countries doesn’t impress.
Earlier in the campaign you were asked how you would respond to a terrorist attack on two cities in the
It means that dealing with hypothetical scenarios is pointless. It means that the President should never view the world in two dimensions. Obama can leave that approach to George W. Bush (and
You publicly broadcast your willingness to attack
No, the Commander in Chief needs to reserve the right to act to protect the national security of this country. That is their first and foremost responsibility. Stability in other countries is important and the decision to act should consider this, but if there is a imminent threat, and it is the advice of the National Security Council to act immediately, action in
It seems to me that Barack Obama does not need to beat Hillary Clinton. She is basically screwing herself in the general election to beat Obama in the primary. It is a dangerous tactic. Obama should turn to focus on the domestic agenda. Let