http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/afghanistan.asp I think the other side is desperate and envious that Obama had a successful trip. Obama is not perfect but I believe his heart and motives on this trip were to be humble and learn and encourage the troops. I think he did that plus reassure Israel and the World the Peace quotient would elevate under his leadership of thinking things through with the best and brightest around him. Good for Obama! and to give McCain some credit I thought it was correct to meet with the Dali Lama Good for McCain!