Obama McCain on tactic amp strategy


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Thibault de Vassal    (2008-09-27)
Obama, McCain on tactic & strategy

Just heard a few words (live) in the first debate between senators Barack Obama & John McCain about tactic & strategy (around Iraq) but I didn't understand what followed... Can anyone describe what McCain mean by "tactics & strategy" ? :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-09-27 04:14:35)
Tactics & strategy

... of course my question raised from the fact that McCain said that Obama made no difference between tactics & strategy, I assume in general, I'm not interested here on the U.S. moves and complete strategy in Iraq !

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-09-27 06:13:29)
Politics ...

I think something universal about politicians, they do not mean what they say, or they do not say what they mean, so they only say what they advisers tells them to say, so, probably they do not know or are not responsible with what they say.

Don Groves    (2008-09-27 06:43:07)
Strategy and tactics

Salut Thibault -- Military strategy and tactics are similar to chess. For example, the US opening in Iraq was flawed -- too few troops, overconfidence, etc., a bad strategy exposed by the insurgents' successful counterattack. On the other hand, this year's "surge" in Iraq was a tactical move, like moving a rook into an attacking position.

Actually, it was more like adding another rook in the late middle game ;-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-09-27 12:11:12)
Seen by Jennifer Shahade

BTW the debate seen by GM Pascal Charbonneau, John Fernandez & Jennifer Shahade :