Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Earth to Obama: Ruh-roh

Obama tried to delay U.S. withdrawal from Iraq:
The Obama campaign spent more than five hours on Monday attempting to figure out the best refutation of the explosive New York Post report that quoted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying that Barack Obama during his July visit to Baghdad demanded that Iraq not negotiate with the Bush Administration on the withdrawal of American troops. Instead, he asked that they delay such negotiations until after the presidential handover at the end of January.
The three problems, according to campaign sources: The report was true, there were at least three other people in the room with Obama and Zebari to confirm the conversation, and there was concern that there were enough aggressive reporters based in Baghdad with the sources to confirm the conversation that to deny the comments would create a bigger problem.
Instead, Obama's national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi told reporters that Obama told the Iraqis that they should not rush through what she termed a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of U.S. forces until after President Bush left office. In other words, the Iraqis should not negotiate an American troop withdrawal.
Look, if that's not a Logan Act violation, I don't know what is. And it's so cynical, it's breathtaking.

1 comment:

  1. Gee, didn't the Dems accuse Reagan of sending Bush Sr. via SR-71 Blackbird top Tehran to tell the mad mullahs to hold on to the hostages until after Reagan was swornd in? :)