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The kind of situation the United States finds itself today has got to be changed, and the change is not an individual-centered process but the situation will need an individual. In all likehood, Obama is more situated as compared to McCain to bring about a change and find some way out of unwinnable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan are alarming and it is difficult to see how the new US administration will confront them. Obama has made Afghanistan a priority. McCain perhaps will find it difficult to change what Bush has done and his election could delay a change. Perhaps Obama is not a captive of the recent past and will be better positioned to introduce a change--which is the demand of the situation and has nothing much to do with political position of Obama.