Fake Disagreements

There are a whole list of fake Clinton-Obama policy disagreements that tend to distract both campaigns and the media from other, more fruitful pursuits. Renegotiating NAFTA and withdrawal timetables from Iraq are two of them.

Both President Clinton and President Obama would almost certainly renegotiate NAFTA with much more care than their campaign rhetoric suggests; with many experts and divergent opinions brought in to the debate; with counsel and suggestions from Canada and Mexico; with input from labor and business.

Both President Clinton and President Obama would almost certainly sit down with their generals and learn that withdrawing rapidly from Iraq would be untenable and dangerous and would -- will -- revise their campaign pledges of a brigade per month, as Sam Powers notes in the YouTube below.

Heck, it's probably what most every flag officer claimed by Hillary Clinton as an endorsee would advise. The onus on both candidates is for their rhetoric to reflect the reality.