AFGHANISTAN – Although I have the solid belief that politics are always
unpredictable and politicians often unbelievable, when there are choices on the
table, it is still possible to differentiate between candidates and pick the
Since the United
States of America is one of the biggest nations in the world, with economic and
political dominance all around the globe, people everywhere are watching its
upcoming presidential election with interest.
They want to
know who the American people will send to the White House for the next four
years – Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain.
ongoing involvement of the U.S. in Afghanistan and Afghanistan’s current
government, which is mainly aided by America and its allies, I think the
presidential election is a serious event which will in some ways determine the
future of Afghanistan.
have shown their commitment towards supporting Afghanistan, but I think the
promises and speeches made by Obama have been more straight and solid for
bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan.
using diplomacy as the first choice for foreign policy.
understands that the war in Iraq was ridiculous and focused the U.S.
government’s attention more seriously there rather than in Afghanistan.
been more vulnerable than Iraq and needs remarkable attention to tackle the
ongoing crisis before it’s too late.
understands that bloodshed and fighting is not the ultimate solution for
eradicating terrorism. Instead, diplomacy can be a vital tool for the resolution
of the terrorism dilemma.
Also, Obama is
giving more importance to the current economic crisis in the U.S. and the world,
while McCain’s continues to insist on more involvement in Iraq and possibly with
I see other good
reasons to support Obama that I find lacking in McCain.
already experienced struggles and poverty in his life and understands how
important it is to reduce poverty, not only among America’s poorest families,
but hopefully around the world.
He takes the
health care issues seriously and wants to bring reforms and developments for
better health services to his people.
He is even
concerned about global warming, which is a threat to the world’s population.
For me, all the
issues he takes seriously and the policies he promises to begin show that he
loves humanity and gives more priority to people and the unifying of humanity
around the world.
Obama as the next U.S. president, and the country’s first black president, would
assure equal opportunity for all Americans, regardless of ethnic differences.