May 17, 2008: Obama criticizes McCain for ‘naive’ foreign policy (AP)

  • McCain agreed, at least, that there were huge differences between himself and Obama on foreign policy, and said he’d be happy to let the American people decide who was right.
  • “It would be a wonderful thing if we lived in a world where we don’t have enemies. But that’s not the world we live in. And until Senator Obama understands that reality, the American people have every reason to doubt whether he has the strength, judgment and determination to keep us safe,” McCain said in a speech to the National Rifle Association in Louisville, Ky.
  • “I’ll let the American people decide whether that’s a significant difference or not,” he said. “I believe it is.”