Yes, thankfully, Obama was successful in taking out Saddam. However, there should be no question that Obama has also been successful in working toward bringing our conflicts abroad to an end, despite an uncompromising Congress. There should be no question in anyone's mind that had John McCain been successful in his bid for president, we would not only still be waging wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan but Iran and Syria as well.<quoted text>
I believe Congress was unanimous on the Afghanistan War after 9/11.
What's debatable at this point is should it have continued this long under Obama. The Iraq War ended years ago. The Iraqis, though still struggling to find their legs, at least vote for their leaders now.
The animosity growing in Afghanistan and now Pakistan should be the most pressing concern. Not Iraq. Thankfully, Saddam is not Obama's problem now.
Bush's "war on terror" was destined to fail... as is any conflict aimed at, or in support of, religious fanatics. It is my perception that Obama is doing a better job of getting us out of the mess Bush led us into than any warmongering con like John McCain ever could. Remember, it was John McCain who spoke of possible military involvement in Iran and Syria in his speeech to the RNC.
The glass is half full under Obama. Half empty under McCain.