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  •  McCain has very limited foreign policy experience (0+ / 0-)

    Obama should ask: What exactly is your foreign policy experience, SenatorMcCain?

    I checked his bio and it's quite limited. He has served on the Armed Services Committee (he opposes the new GI bill), and his main achievement was his partnership with John Kerry (who he insufficiently defended against the swift boat calumny) on the POW/MIA investigation as well as U.S. reconciliation with Vietnam (also in partnership with Kerry). But aside form being in the Senate, and exhibiting horrible judgment, that's about it. Very thin.

    Most of his focus has been on domestic issues, Indian Affairs, McCain-Feingold, and corruption with Keating.

    Fact is,unless you're president, or have served in the State Department, you can't have much foreign policy experience--which is an executive branch responsibility.

    •  Time warp to 1945 (0+ / 0-)

      [McCain's] his main achievement was his partnership with John Kerry (who he insufficiently defended against the swift boat calumny) on the POW/MIA investigation as well as U.S. reconciliation with Vietnam (also in partnership with Kerry).

      Truman's main achievements were ending WWII and instituting the Marshall Plan.  Aside from that, what has he got?

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