Daily Archives: July 16, 2008

Gideon Rachman

Much of the comment on Barack Obama’s big foreign policy speech has focussed on his clash with McCain about withdrawal from Iraq. The arguments here are well-rehearsed. Basically, I’m in sympathy with Obama’s argument that it was a breathtaking mistake to throw more resources at Iraq than Afghanistan – and I think his desire to switch focus is right.

But listening to the Obama speech I had several immediate questions about what he had to say about Afghanistan and – in particular – Pakistan. Read more