Politics & Government

July 26, 2008 9:55 PM

Obama to McClatchy: Goals in Afghanistan should be modest

In a campaign-plane interview, Barack Obama said U.S. goals in Afghanistan should be "relatively modest" and acknowledged that the race is close with rival John McCain, to whom he offered this advice: "Senator McCain spent an awful lot of the week not presenting his own agenda but working the refs and attacking me. If he puts forward a positive agenda, he might get more coverage."

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