One of the passed over vice presidential candidates, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) attacked President George W. Bush’s Middle East policy, and said John McCain would just bring more of the same.
In another example of the Obama campaign’s continued effort to argue that their candidate will protect Israel more effectively than the Republicans, Bayh [at 1:58 of the video] said:
Under George Bush, the Middle East has become more troubled. That hurts America and endangers our ally, Israel, which has been forced to confront a resurgent Hamas, an emboldened Hezbollah and an Iran determined to get nuclear weapons. That is not the change we need.