Once Again, Obama is Right.
Senator Obama is the change candidate in this Presidential election. While this Republican counterparts continue their “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?" routine, Democrat Barack Obama consistently speaks the truth in which everyday people understand and the old wise men of Washington who persist on supporting President Bush failed policies fail to comprehend.
Obama's rival campaigns buzzed about his statement uttered Monday during a campaign stop in New Hampshire when he was asked about his plan to move troops into Afghanistan.Senator Obama's campaign rivals and the media are trying to spin this as another foreign-policy flap, but the facts are on Obama side.
"We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there,"Obama said.
A check of the facts shows that Western forces have been killing civilians at a faster rate than the insurgents.Once again, Senator Obama is right.
The U.S. and NATO say they don’t have civilian casualty figures, but The Associated Press has been keeping count based on figures from Afghan and international officials. Tracking civilian deaths is a difficult task because they often occur in remote and dangerous areas that are difficult to reach and verify.
As of Aug. 1, the AP count shows that while militants killed 231 civilians in attacks in 2007, Western forces killed 286. Another 20 were killed in crossfire that can’t be attributed to one party.
The failed policies of President Bush and this supporters had allowed the Taliban and al-Qaeda to regroup in Afghanistan and tribal areas of Pakistan. Senator Obama won’t continue failed policies of wise old men of Washington.