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who actually attacked us on 9/11-have regrouped in those mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan and are plotting new attacks. And the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff echoed Barack’s call for more troops.


John McCain was wrong. Barack Obama was right.


Should we trust John McCain’s judgment when he rejected talking with Iran and then asked: What is there to talk about? Or Barack Obama, who said we must talk and make it clear to Iran that its conduct must change.


Now, after seven years of denial, even the Bush administration recognizes that we should talk to Iran, because that’s the best way to advance our security.


Again, John McCain was wrong. Barack Obama was right.


Should we trust John McCain’s judgment when he says there can be no timelines to draw down our troops from Iraq-that we must stay indefinitely? Or should we listen to Barack Obama, who says shift responsibility to the Iraqis and set a time to bring our combat troops home?


Now, after six long years, the Bush administration and the Iraqi government are on the verge of setting a date to bring our troops home.


John McCain was wrong. Barack Obama was right.


Again and again, on the most important national security issues of our time, John McCain was wrong, andBarack Obama was proven right.


Folks, remember when the world used to trust us? When they looked to us for leadership? With Barack Obama as our president, they’ll look to us again, they’ll trust us again, and we’ll be able to lead again.


Jill and I are truly honored to join Barack and Michelle on this journey. When I look at their young children-and when I look at my grandchildren-I realize why I’m here. I’m here for their future.


And I am here for everyone I grew up with in Scranton and Wilmington. I am here for the cops and firefighters, the teachers and assembly line workers-the folks whose lives are the very measure of whether the American dream endures.


Our greatest presidents-from Abraham Lincoln to Franklin Roosevelt to John Kennedy-they all challenged us to embrace change. Now, it’s our responsibility to meet that challenge.


Millions of Americans have been knocked down. And this is the time as Americans, together, we get back up. Our people are too good, our debt to our parents and grandparents too great, our obligation to our children is too sacred.


These are extraordinary times. This is an extraordinary election. The American people are ready. I’m ready. Barack Obama is ready. This is his time. This is our time. This is America’s time.


May God bless America and protect our troops.

 

Source: Obama campaign


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