Barack Obama is taking some heat for comments he made regarding our strategy in Afghanistan, a strategy that forces our military to conduct operations in a way they'd rather not. In August 2007, Obama called for a change in that strategy and remarked that the war in Afghanistan "requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians." That, to me, sounds like a criticism of the civilian policy, not the military execution and certainly not the men and women who carry out the missions.
But John McCain is trying to make hay of it despite having levied the exact same criticism against the policies of Bill Clinton's administration in Kosovo.
McCain then: :
In the most obscene chapter in recent American history is the conduct of the Kosovo conflict when the president of the United States refused to prepare for ground operations, refused to have air power used effectively because he wanted them flying — he had them flying at 15,000 feet where they killed innocent civilians because they were dropping bombs from such — in high altitude.