October 7th, 2008
10:16 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Interesting Pakistan answer from McCain

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) - That's a very interesting answer from McCain on Pakistan.

The crux of it was that while Obama's policy may be right...it's foolish to announce it to the Pakistanis; You probably should do what Obama suggests, but you shouldn't talk about it.


Filed under: Bill Schneider • Presidential Debate
soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. EVN

    Zomg! did Mccain just say that Obama is correct about something????

    hurry up someone run and check ...someone go see if hell has froze over!

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  2. Pamela

    Whats going on with you Schnieder? Very critical of Obama. Wouldn't be a bad thing if objectivity comes into play.

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  3. Obama's Pitbull

    Gosh McSchneider give it up!!!!!!! McCain needed a game changer and he didnt do it!!!!!!!!

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  4. Rep For Obama

    McCain want to take credit where he doesn't deserve it. Why say that he is right and in the same mouth say that he is wrong.

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  5. J.

    Afghanistan. Vietnam. These countries have been at war longer than the US has existed!!!!! Give the necessary support and get the heck out. Or at least make Sarah the next door neighbor ;).

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  6. Lisa

    No more predictions from McCain, pleeeeeze remember the fundamentals of our economy

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  7. Lynne

    I'm not sure how saying...if they are unable or unwilling, we will do it is announcing to Pakistan what his plan is? He answered the question...with specificity yet generality

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  8. LT for Obama

    I could see if Obama is talking tactical strategy, but politicians have talked about going after the enemy before.

    McCain keeps telling us that he knows how to go after Bin Laden, THEN TELL US, tell someone because so far, if you know, then you are letting innocent people die for political reasons. That is NOT putting country first.

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  9. JT

    Does McCain really expect us to believe that a Pres. Obama would send out a news release if he were about to take military action anywhere?!? Please.

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  10. Duop Chak, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    I think Sen. McCain has conflicted himself.

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  11. lisa in omaha

    tell them what we are going to do!
    just like with children, they need to know EXACTLY what the consequences are to their actions!!!

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  12. FL Father

    He has said this before, and it was a qualified answer – IF Pakistan cannot or WILL not act..... Nothing inconsistent with what we have done in past crises, and certainly no different than the posturing McCain has done on Iraq, Iran, Russia, etc.. Bill, you are killing me with your comments that Obama is not answering questions directly (he is), then you state that he is wrong for answering a question too directly. You and Johnny will have a good cry together after this one. Obama is far more crisp.

    October 7, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
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