I am curious as to what people think about McCain's opinion against Obama telegraphing his punches so to speak?
This came up in one of the debates. None of the media really touched on it, that I read, but I think it shows a serious character flaw in the mind of McCain maybe even our military thinking. Here is the quote:
"But the point is that I know how to handle these crises. And Sen. Obama, by saying that he would attack Pakistan, look at the context of his words. I'll get Osama bin Laden, my friends. I'll get him. I know how to get him. I'll get him no matter what and I know how to do it. But I'm not going to telegraph my punches, which is what Sen. Obama did. "
McCain sounds as if his whole tactic is to sneak up behind someone, slap them in the ear and kick them while they are down. Isn't that wrong of him to imply that? Isn't that simply being sneaky or shady about what his true intentions are? I don't understand that kind of mentality. I think it's dishonorable. Our great nation should be well above that that kind of tactic.
We should be able to go to a country diplomatically and say hey im going to bomb your borders to get some bad guys. You can go along with us and help or stay out of the way. If you fight us not only the bad guys will be in trouble, so will you.
Sure we don't need to "telegraph" them specifics, troop numbers equipment etc, but giving them a fair warning, I believe, is more then warranted.
The reason I say this is let them put up their defenses, let them prepare for it and then when we come in and blow a giant hole through their lines and get our target it will not only demean them it will show who does have the most power. That kind of tactic hurts their defenses and their egos, not the ooh "dam he got me while I wasn't looking but ill get him back mentality" that we seem to be creating currently.