For me the most important problems, disasters would probably be a better word, facing our nation is;
The occupation of Iraq along with all the serious infrastructure, health and refugee (both external and internal) problems inflicting the people of the country we shocked and awed;
A return to Constitutional order in the USA;
And our status in the world which affects us both diplomatically and economically.
I see Obama as dealing with all of the above much better than Hillary while being better to equal to the tasks involving domestic issues like shared economic prosperity for all of America.
Obama will be able to motivate, for the good of all people, the halls and aisles of Congress far better.
The Cost of War
a series of great detailed speeches...
from Raw Story with text and video...
Obama: US less safe because of Iraq war
Published: Wednesday March 19, 2008
Dem candidate addresses race, history of slavery in speech
text and video...
I always figured I would be a Hillary person. I always felt she was much more likely to actually be a liberal in comparison to her husband and separate herself from his policies. (NAFTA, most favored trade status for China, Iraq sanctions which were murderous to the children, etc...)
I had always hoped she would approach her misguided vote in Iraq in some manner similar to Senator Edwards. I was greatly disappointed when she embraced the terrorism vote on Iran while once again failing to realize it would be used in the march to war by the Bushies and their Neocons.
She boldly hid behind group ignorance on the WMD issue in Iraq without many in opposition that I’ve heard of, raising the point that that was no valid excuse for invasion. It was well known from the times of desert storm of the multiple problems that would emerge from an invasion of Iraq, as it was also well known that Al Qeada was not involved in Iraq. It was also evident that we would be turning our backs on, running away from, the people of Afghanistan, our very public promises to them, our duty to justice for the people who died on that dreadful day, the conservatives so love to repeat, to bring to justice those who really did attack us.
Obama's 2002 Speech Against the War, Delivered by Supporters
2002 Barack Obama Interview: Against Iraq
from the foresight of John McCain...
"And I believe that the success will be fairly easy."
"I believe that we can win an overwhelming victory in a very short period of time."
"We're not going get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad."
"Proponents of containment claim that Iraq is in a "box." But it is a box with no lid, no bottom, and whose sides are falling out. Within this box are definitive footprints of germ, chemical and nuclear programs."
"There's no doubt in my mind that we will prevail and there's no doubt in my mind, once these people are gone, that we will be welcomed as liberators."
"It's clear that the end is very much in sight...It won't be long. It, it'll be a fairly short period of time."
John McCain vs. John McCain