For today's leading, may I suggest this article (which I thank Rusty for pointing out to me) which is a rather long (maybe unnecessarily long, but still interesting) history of how the Iraq surge came to happen despite opposition of many key players early on and John McCain's role in making it happen.
It shows some of McCain's finer characteristics. And, in the very brief time the article spends on Obama, it reinforces the reasons Americans should have grave doubts about him.
The article, in the Washington Times, is entitled "McCain turns Bush on Iraq war surge", and subtitled "President now praises senator's foresight".
You can see the article in one long piece here:
or in multiple sections here: