At Faith Forum- When Asked About Evil Obama Focuses On US

Clearly there is a difference between the two major party candidates.
Rick Warren asked presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain about evil during the Saddleback Faith Forum.

Warren asked each candidate, “Does evil exist, and if so, do we ignore it, do we negotiate with it, do we contain it, or do we defeat it?”
Here are their very different responses:
(2 minutes 1 second)

The transcript is here.
Warren to Obama- Does evil exist, and if so, do we ignore it, do we negotiate with it, do we contain it, or do we defeat it?

Obama: “… Now, the one thing that I think is very important is for us to have some humility in how we approach the issue of confronting evil. You know a lot of evil has been perpetrated based on the claim that we were trying to confront evil… In the name of good and I think one thing that’s very important is having some humility in recognizing that. You know, just because we think our intentions are good doesn’t mean that we’re going to be doing good.”

He’s not talking about another country there– He’s talking about the US perpetrating evil. Is anyone else outraged with that statement?

Warren to McCain- Does evil exist, and if so, do we ignore it, do we negotiate with it, do we contain it, or do we defeat it?

McCain: Defeat it.

Victor Davis Hanson adds this on Obama and evil:

The gut instinct for Obama—whether talking about our “tragic history”, or the need for more “oppression studies” or evoking our sins in front of the Germans—is always to start out with the premise of a flawed America, rather than appreciation of the vast difference between us and the alternative. Never a word here about evil abroad, or bin Laden or Dr. Zawahiri. No, instead, we need humility about that “lot of evil” perpetrated by you know whom.

Exactly.

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