September 26th, 2008
10:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Obama hits familiar chord on Iran

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) - Obama's answer on Iran was interesting and important...because he's talking about something that a lot of American's understand:

Our involvement in Iraq has strengthened Iran.

Watch: Obama says there needs to be 'tough diplomacy with Iran'


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (91 Responses)
  1. HCMhinsley

    Thank you MCCAin you are the man to be our president, Obama is not ready, He has 300 advisors in his pocket and is well versed, does not believe or can make me believe that he knows what he is talking about. He has the jargon, but is not living and knows the issues, as well as MCCAin. I can believe that MCCAIN, can keep me and my family safe from our enemies, especiall IRAN........

    September 26, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  2. Shane

    Having been to Iraq twice as a Marine, I can't help but wonder what McCain means when addressing our presence in Iraq as vital. Vital for what? Stability? Clearly our presence there has not increased stability in the region. Oil? Iraq has the surplus while we continue to pump money into it, not to mention gas prices have risen dramatically since the war began. Critical for what? Obama is right, Afghanistan is where we should have focused our war, against those who attacked us. How could anyone vote for a man who can't even pronounce Ahmenidajad's name?

    September 26, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  3. GLORIA CRAYTON

    RIGHT ON OBAMA TELL IT LIKE IT IS.yOU ARE THE MAN FOR THE JOB!

    September 26, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  4. John

    what i meant to say is that McCain is full of crap. any one buying this crap wants to vote for another bush.

    September 26, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  5. Mia and Mike

    Obama is winning this things hands down. I see why McCain wanted to postpone he debates.

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

    Because he is the better speaker.

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  7. earl

    unci, you need to pay attention. they have been rotating since the beginning wake up,,,,gosh

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  8. Cheryl

    I'm pretty sure McCain is the one stuck in the past. He talks about Bosnia and Gulf wars when the question is about pakistan or Afghanistan.

    At least he avoided answering the questions though.

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  9. Jason, Rochester Hills, MI

    They are probably asking Obama to lead out because they are not successful in shutting McCain up while Obama is trying to talk.

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

    Obama gets it, which is more than I can say for McCain. You can have all the experience in the world but if you don't get it, the experience means nothing.

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  11. Will

    How strong would Iran be if Obama would have had his way and pulled our troops last year? Let's look at the whole picture – victory is honor – there is no honor in turning our backs on those who have made the supreme sacrifice. We ALL thought were WMD in Iraq – McCain made sure we stayed to finish the job.

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  12. Nia OH

    Obam is dealing with the fact where in the dumb war in Iraq. He said he want to slowly remove troops and send them to where the real threat is. McCain is just asking for another 9/11. he leaving us wide open for attacks beacuse every one will be in irag for who knows how long.

    September 26, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  13. Diane

    I will choose judgment over experience any day. McCain might have experience but what good has it done. All he knows is war and bombing. Obama is right to look to the future and see a new world, one in what war is not always war.

    September 26, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  14. Bryant

    Ryan
    It's about judgement. John McCain judgement is questionable, especially with his penchant for dramatic and belligerent rhetoric. Obama has demonstrated again and again that his judgement is sound. By talking about the past Obama is demonstrating how he would see things in the future, which personally fills this sceptic with greater confidence. Basically, your argument is not a very strong one, but nice try.

    September 26, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  15. KJL

    McCain loves his old war stories, but Obama is right.

    September 26, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  16. Pete L.S.

    I agree, Mr. Schneider. I think we, as a nation, have to understand that our collective actions as a nation have consequences. I believe Obama put it best when he reminded us that Iraq was Iran's mortal enemy, and by destabilizing Iraq, we have made Iran's life much easier.

    Our involvement in Iraq has strengthened Iran.

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