Maliki Embraces Obama

“U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

John McCain is suddenly is a very tough position. In the campaign thus far he has taken two positions on Iraq. One, that a timeline such as that proposed by Barack Obama would be “setting a date certain for surrender,” and secondly, that if the Iraqi’s ask us to leave we will. Now, McCain is in the impossible position of having to either admit that he envisions the US in Iraq as a long-term, imperial force, staying on in defiance of the local population and sovereign government of Iraq, or embracing the withdrawal timeline that Obama layed out 18 months ago, at the beginning of the campaign, a postion that McCain has characterized as “wanting to lose.”

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2 responses to “Maliki Embraces Obama

  1. goodtimepolitics

    Obama has flipped from side to side of the Iraq issue so many times that he would not dare change his stand again because the Far Left Moveon.org would disown him and there would go Obama’s base! He has to have the far left liberals, no chance without them.
    Stop by my blog and see who Obama looks, acts and sounds like. 🙂

  2. The news is looking better and better for Obama. Not so much for McCain and the likes of goodtimepolitics…

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