Obama, Afghanistan, McCain, Iraq

Both Barack Obama and John McCain delivered major speeches on the war in Iraq today. [A.P.]

Obama focused on Afghanistan; McCain focused on Iraq. [The Fix]

Marc Ambinder thinks the dueling speeches ask: is Iraq a distraction or not? [Atlantic]

Greg Sargent says that Obama’s speech today was about as important, and as uncompromising, as his big speech on race during the primary. [T.P.M]

Ben Smith thinks there’s a “backwards-looking element” to the politics of both speeches. [Politico]

Obama, Afghanistan, McCain, Iraq