Clarke, who is part of a distinguished team of national security advisors to Barack Obama, noted that the Democratic candidate was right on Iraq when it was an unpopular position. Obama's call for timetable for withdrawal, opposed by McCain, was called for by the Iraqi government and recently agreed to by the President Bush.
On issue after issue, Clarke said, Barack Obama has been right; John McCain has been wrong.
Clarke praised Joe Biden's choice as vice president. Biden's background in foreign and military policy will make him a vital part of the White House team. By contrast, other than gazing across the Bering Strait, Sarah Palin has virtually zero background or qualifications that would make her an asset. Clarke believes she was picked for purely partisan political purposes.