Obama: Rivals Too Casual with War Talk
During President Obama’s news conference he urged restraint on war talk.
At this stage, it is my belief that we have a window of opportunity where this can still be resolved diplomatically … Now, what’s said on the campaign trail – those folks don’t have a lot of responsibilities. They’re not commander-in-chief. And when I see the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war, I’m reminded of the costs involved in war. I’m reminded that the decision that I have to make, in terms of sending our young men and women into battle, and the impact that has on their lives, the impact that has on our national security, the impact it has on our economy – this is not a game. There’s nothing casual about it. And when I see some of these folks who have a lot of bluster and a lot of big talk, but when you ask them specifically what they would do, it turns out they repeat the things that we’ve been doing over the last three years. It indicates to me that’s more about politics than actually trying to solve a difficult problem.