Brokaw: What is the Obama doctrine or the McCain doctrine for the use of force where there are humanitarian interests but no national security interests?
Obama: Moral issues are part of our national interests. Draw the line at genocide. Can’t intervene everywhere, therefore we need allies. I can lead.
McCain back on the goddamned surge. Obama would have brought our troops home in defeat. Greatest force for good. Must do whatever we can to prevent genocide. Tempered with our ability to beneficially effect the situation. Needs sound judgment (his).