Monday, August 11, 2008 By Aaron Brown
We need diplomacy and we need a strong military. Barack Obama gets that; John McCain is clinging to the hope that a strong military alone will deter emerging powers like China and Russia. It won't. We aren't the only show in town anymore. It's time for a new generation of leadership. We need to project American ideals like freedom and democracy through modern means. Obama's election would inspire a generation of people here and abroad. McCain's would simply tell the world that we are trying to hold on tight to the power America has already enjoyed for 60 years, bolstering the views of anti-American forces all over the globe. Hey, vote how you want. Guns. The estate tax. Whatever. But ignore this Russia situation at your own peril. This tells us much about where America really stands.