I don't really see them similiar at all, Hillary is a hawk, both in language and in her voting record. She has yet to oppose Bush on any of his moves, even his most recent one authorizing force against Iran(ie: permission to go to war again). She in fact championed the Iraq war when many other Dems were dubious. Obama is a thinker and a negotiator, he has consistantly stood against war and been proven right over time. Re-read Hillary's statements about negotiating with rogue states, namely, she is couching her terms very carefullly to be certain that she is not committing to unconditional talks, instead she wants to do it on her terms in her own time her own way. Thats no different than Bush.
As per your country folk on here, you are no doubt in a better position to get to know all the attributes and facts about the candidates in the presidential nominations. I tend to hear more snippets, from the candidates and their advisers alike and more regarding the here and now. You'll no doubt remember and have learnt about many more of their traits and through their political history too.
Obviously i don't hold quite the same interest as you and most of your country folk, as the US isn't my country, but one thing I've learnt over time, is that politicians chop and change direction at a whim. Tony Blair has got to be the biggest Traitor to his party roots than any politician I've ever known, including those who have actually swapped parties.
That's why the US political race interests me (and I'm praising the US
!) because I feel out of our 3 political parties, the government and the opposition (top two) are nearly one of the same. The labour party (Blairs old party) is now called New labour and it's a million miles away from what it once stood for. If that was good or bad, doesn't really matter - it's the choice the UK population have now lost.On this thread Topic though
I'm watching a Docu Drama on Abu Graib as I type this. I have never seen it before and it is showing photo's I have never seen (ie the non-censored ones).
The Film/Drama is Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0912585/
It has interviews with the US soldiers and former detainees. Parts of it remind me of SOME
of the scenes seen on the UK History Channel recording the undignified condition
Jewish peoples were put under by the Nazi's. Obviously and I am in NO WAY minimising the terrible conditions and treatment the Jews faced at the hands of the Nazi's.
I personally feel that all school children should be taught about the holocaust and modern events such as Abu Graib aswell as other world attrocities. Some of them will be political decision makers in the future, so an accurate grounding is a must in my opinion.