Thursday, October 09, 2008

"I do think you have to talk to enemies."

By Michael J.W. Stickings

So, who said that? Obama, right? I mean, he's the one who thinks the U.S. should engage in direct talks with its enemies, such as the leaders of Iran, perhaps even without preconditions. (And, of course, McCain opposes such talks.)

But no.

It was actually McCain's hero, Gen. David Petraeus, the man who can do no wrong.

Petraeus gave a talk yesterday at The Heritage Foundation, and he said this in response to a question specifically about the disagreement between Obama and McCain that came up again in Tuesday's night's debate.

As Greg Sargent notes, it wasn't "a perfect endorsement of Obama's views," and Petraeus stressed that he wasn't "trying to get into the middle of domestic politics," that he wanted to avoid such "minefields," but, still, he "more or less picked the Obama argument."

Make sure to read Greg's post for the full context. Here's the clip:

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