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Obama: The Anti-Iraq War Candidate?

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The Washington Post (hardly a tool of the GOP) ran an editorial piece on a conversation that occurred between Sen. Obama and Iraq’s Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari. 

While Sen. Obama ran his campaign to the left of Hillary on the Iraq War, making strong comments on troop withdrawls and such, he is ready to start campaigning a little different now.  Now it’s time for all of the neat ideals of the primary season to be adjusted.

According to the Post, Zebari was very clear on the high cost of a rapid withdrawl of American troops:

We have a deadly enemy, when he sees you commit yourself to a certain timetable, he will use it to increase pressure and attacks, to make it look as though he is forcing you out.  We have many actors who would love to take advantage of that opportunity.

But it sounds like Sen. Obama is revisiting reality on the issue.  Rather than committinig to forfeiting the Iraq War, Sen. Obama’s response was:

If there would be a Democratic administration, it will not take any irresponsible, reckless, sudden decisions or actions to endanger your gains, your achievements, your stability or security.  Whatever decision he will reach will be made through close consultation with the Iraqi government and U.S. military commanders in the field.

Zebaris’ conclusion was “[he] might not differ all that much from Mr. McCain.” 

Ouch! Not quite what The Left was looking for. 

 

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Written by thismodernage

June 20, 2008 at 6:53 pm

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