A billion dollars a day (not to mention a thousand American lives a year) is a ton of money to waste on a tiny country half way around the globe. We could easily pay for national medical care for everyone with that money and have lots of money left over for other things.
I understand that many of McCain's advisory staff are the same neoconservatives that have given us the Iraq war in the first place. Why would you expect a change for the better there?
None of those folks have even an inkling how to pay for expensive protracted wars. If you don't want to pay by raising taxes, you pay by devaluating and inflating the Dollar. We saw that in the aftermath of the Vietnam war.
Now that Obama's, Clinton's and McCain's passport information has been compromised, we only need to find out if Lieberman's info has been violated too. This way we would get an early indication who is going to replace Chainy.
falklands was a plus point for her, but her minus points were taxation (in particular, poll tax) and the fact she privatised everything (telecons, transport, utilities), which we now realise was a bad thing to do.
I think the Reverend Wright's serman backfired on him and caused more harm to Obama's candidacy than Hillary Clinton did in the previous year of campaigning. There are now many Americans and superdelegages who are now questioning Obama's ability to win an election in November.