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Fueling VP speculation, Obama heading to Iraq with Hagel, Reed
CNN ^ | July 11, 2008 | Ed Henry

Posted on 07/11/2008 4:47:46 PM PDT by Zakeet

Sen. Barack Obama is heading to Iraq later this month with two Senate colleagues, Republican Chuck Hagel and Democrat Jack Reed, according to two sources familiar with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's plans.

The sources said the official Congressional delegation trip, known as a CODEL, will occur around the time Obama heads overseas for a previously-announced campaign trip to France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, and Jordan to help beef up his foreign policy credentials. Officials are keeping the precise dates of Obama's trip under wraps, however, for obvious security reasons.

The inclusion of Hagel on the official portion of the trip is guaranteed to further fuel speculation that Obama might pick a Republican as a running mate on a presidential ticket aimed at winning over independents. Hagel, who privately discusses foreign policy matters with both Obama and Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain, has publicly left the door open to a possible bipartisan ticket.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2007election; 2008veep; chuckhagel; electionpresident; foreignpolicy; iraq; jackreed; obama; obamavisit; vicepresident

Sens. Reed and Hagel will accompany Obama on a trip to Iraq.
1 posted on 07/11/2008 4:47:46 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Hagel looks like death on toast.


2 posted on 07/11/2008 4:52:07 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: 6SJ7
I'd prefer toast.

Somebody needs to convince Obama he can make Nebraska or Nevada competitive by picking one of these two ass-hats. Forget RI's Reed, he needs Nevada's Dingy Harry Reid!

3 posted on 07/11/2008 4:54:51 PM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: 6SJ7
Gosh, if he picks Hagel, I'm sure he will swing a lot of Republican votes.

(pause while I puke up lunch)

4 posted on 07/11/2008 4:56:31 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Zakeet

Great news! They’re not going to be coming back are they?


5 posted on 07/11/2008 4:57:29 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Zakeet
Aid & Comfort to the Enemy trip.
6 posted on 07/11/2008 4:57:38 PM PDT by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: Zakeet

Hagel at least is pro-life. There is no way pro-abortion lobby (which has the Democratic Party by the leash) would allow such a selection.


7 posted on 07/11/2008 5:03:59 PM PDT by Fast Ed97 ("Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was ridin' dirty,")
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To: 6SJ7

Well, there’w the way for Obama to whip McCain- put an old white RINO veteran on the ticket...LOL


8 posted on 07/11/2008 5:04:18 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Zakeet

a trip overseas is supposed to then make him a foreign policy expert, eh? right......


9 posted on 07/11/2008 5:06:22 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42 - 12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Vigilanteman

Hard to convince him on Nevada with polls like this June 16 one: A new Mason-Dixon poll for the Las Vegas Review Journal finds a dead heat in Nevada. (BHO 44 - MDL 42)


10 posted on 07/11/2008 5:08:13 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

PLEASE pick Hagel!!


11 posted on 07/11/2008 5:18:19 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Zakeet

I can guarantee you that BO will have more security around him than all the fleas my dogs have ever had combined...


12 posted on 07/11/2008 5:18:32 PM PDT by meandog ((please pray for future President McCain, day minus 193 and counting))
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To: Ingtar
Excuse me , the MD Nevada Poll is McCain is 44 % to Obama at 42 %.
13 posted on 07/11/2008 5:24:49 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: ncalburt

http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/06/nevada_poll_mccain_42_obama_44.php The link I saw first.

I see that is in error now... but it is still close/competitive, so my point is valid.


14 posted on 07/11/2008 5:36:05 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: 6SJ7
These lowlifes have no business going over to see the same troops they constantly undermine and stab in the back. I sincerely hope our troops show these douche-bags the small amount of respect they deserve. If I was over there I would refuse to let one of these weasels use me for a political photo shoot.
15 posted on 07/11/2008 5:36:10 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: Zakeet; pissant

If it can be determined in time that Hussein’s birth certificate is false and that he is foreign born, then his passport would be false because he would have lied on it. He would then be prohibited form reentering the country!


16 posted on 07/11/2008 5:52:48 PM PDT by cw35
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To: tina07

It’ll be: “I have talked to the generals. There is a consensus of opinion. It would not be wise to discuss it at this time.”


17 posted on 07/11/2008 5:53:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Zakeet
speculation that Obama might pick a Republican as a running mate on a presidential ticket

Hagel?? A Republican?? I just thought the (R) by his name was ther because he's to stupid to spell 'D'.

18 posted on 07/11/2008 5:57:57 PM PDT by tbpiper (NObama '08 - Unfit in any color)
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To: tbpiper

Chuck’s been donating to Obama via his WIFE . This idiot is less of Repub than Joe Lieberman.


19 posted on 07/11/2008 6:26:26 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: tina07
a trip overseas is supposed to then make him a foreign policy expert, eh? right......

I just used the bathroom, so I guess that makes me a "Plumber" now.

20 posted on 07/11/2008 6:40:59 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fast Ed97

Why not? Anything is possible with BHO. I personally hope he picks Chris “Mr Countrywide” Dud for VP.


21 posted on 07/11/2008 9:00:32 PM PDT by princeofdarkness
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To: Norman Bates

The rodent base will never stand for him picking a GOP running mate.


23 posted on 07/12/2008 6:56:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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