A hypothetical debate between Obama and McCain on Iraq:
To begin with, [Obama is] stuck with the position of running down a war in which our military is currently engaged. That defeatism takes more than simply a rhetorical flourish from a gifted speaker to pull off, once they are addressing people outside the Democrat base. In a debate extended over a Fall campaign, McCain also has the ability to remind people of the true lay of the land circa 2003, when Saddam was ignoring every sanction and profiting from a corrupt UN Oil for Food program.
McCain can factually be on the ball, but the second Barack brings up the hundred years' war comment, McCain is screwed.