September 26th, 2008
10:21 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama: U.S. must reevaluate relations with Moscow

Obama wants the U.S. to reevaluate relations with Moscow.
Obama wants the U.S. to reevaluate relations with Moscow.

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama called Friday for reevaluating the United States approach to Russia in light of the country's recent military action in the Caucaus.

Watch: Candidates discuss military strategy

"You cannot be a 21st-century superpower and act like a 20th-century dictatorship," he said at his first presidential debate against Sen. John McCain.

soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. myzeus

    McCain is such an angry man. And I don't like how he keeps repeating, "and Senator Obama doesn't understand." McCaine is acting so pompus.

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  2. nate (Chapel Hill, NC)

    I can't believe McCain just said that thing about looking into Putin's eyes and seeing three letters: K G B. Does he have any conception whatsoever of America's relationship with the rest of the world?

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  3. American for obama------

    The bush doctrine = McCain doctrine....Charlie!!

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  4. kelli

    I agree

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  5. Heidi

    I AGREE WITH BOTH AMANDA AND AUSTIN, WHAT IS MCCAIN THINKING, THIS IS CLEARLY SHOWING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OBAMA AND MCCAIN. AND OBAMA IS CLEARLY OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT.

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  6. tillman

    PUT OUR SON AND DAUGHTERS IN HARMS WAY!

    MC CAIN SEEMS TOM THINK IT'S OK, AS LONG AS IT IS NOT OF HIS BLOOD!

    September 26, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  7. Achille Salesh

    A Bikinied and Riffled Sarah Palin exhibiting on Youtube is ready to attack Russia from her home state.

    September 26, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  8. Jason, Rochester Hills, MI

    McCains KGB comment will make WORLD headlines in the morning. He is an idiot of huge proportions and if he is this loose of a cannon in a pre-election debate...think of the damage he would do as President.

    We cannot afford him financially or world image wise either.

    September 26, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  9. Ellie, Boyds MD

    Sen. Obama was BRILLIANT. He spoke with specifics and was very comprehensive in his answers.

    John McCain did NOTHING tonight but tell stories, like he always does. He kept gritting his teeth and giving this tensed smerk on his face like he was having an anxiety attack!!

    Sen. Obama was GREAT!!!

    I'M VOTING FOR HIM. I want a President who is very articulate and has a very comprehensive judgement capability. He's not "reckless" and he's NOT one to "shake things up" for political postering. He's about forming foreign policies and world relationships.

    September 26, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  10. Simone

    Senator John Mccain behaves in a very contankerous manner and no other world leader will want to work with someone with that demeanor. He also twists things and smirks when he knows he's about to sound idiotic. For the 26 years that he's been in the congress why do we have to wait or believe that he'll be any different from the way in which he has voted in those last 26 years.

    September 26, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  11. Lorraine

    LOL now Amanda save the Palin jokes for next week :)
    Obama made a great point

    September 26, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  12. Elexis-Atl

    LOL. I love your comment Amanda. That was a good one. McCain needs to stick to the facts when debating and quit trying to manipulate the words of Barack. TIme and time again, Barack has to go back and re-state his already clearly spoken statements. Barack has no problem presenting facts that make McCain eat his own words without having to make up stuff. McCain...you are not behaving much like a maverick..more like a baby!!! Stop fibbing already!

    September 26, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
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