August 8, 2007: Obama expresses sympathy for Musharraf (AP)

  • “The American public needs to understand these issues because part of what’s at stake in this next, upcoming foreign policy debate is the need to shift resources out of Iraq, in part to attend to these problems,” Obama said. “If the American people don’t understand that this is where the real threat is, that we’re on the wrong battlefield right now, then we may get confused and elect a president who continues down the wrong road instead of the one that’s really going to make a difference in terms of our security.”