“Candidates again spar over Iraq”
“McCain and Obama reiterated their stances on withdrawal”
On March 13, 2003, President George W. Bush launched an invasion on Iraq. Four thousand, one hundred and forty four people have died since the beginning of the Iraq War. Thirty thousand, five hundred and nine people have been wounded since the beginning of the Iraq War, while an estimated one hundred thousand have thought to been wounded. It is now 2008, the month of August, and the war is still in process. Candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have pledged to end this war, and bring our troops home.
On August 18, 2008, in Orlando, FL, John McCain attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, where he bashed Barack Obama’s campaign strategy and views, and tried to prove that he would be the sure-fire candidate to bring our troops to safety. McCain addressed the situation, “Though victory in Iraq is finally in sight, a great deal still depends on the decisions and good judgment of the next president.” McCain stated that by withdrawing hastily, like he believes his opponent will follow through with, would squander any idea of a democratic ally and peaceful Middle East. A spokesperson for Obama, Bill Burton, spoke of his view on McCain, “The difference in this race is that John McCain is intent on spending $10 Billion a month on an open-ended war, while Barack Obama thinks we should bring this war to a responsible end and invest in our pressing needs here at home.”
Besides the problem plaguing out country involving the Iraqi War, Obama has encouraged women to support his campaign, believing that women are being treated unfairly when it comes to their salaries being unequal with men. In his campaign in New Mexico, where he was while McCain was in Florida, he spoke of how he had been raised by a single mother who had to, at times, to turn to food stamps to get by.
I was eleven years old when the war launched. My only concerns had been about how I performed in...