Skip to comments.Obama camp confirms troop pullout delay plan
Posted on 09/16/2008 2:33:35 PM PDT by hope
The Obama campaign issued an angry denial to a report yesterday that the Democratic presidential candidate privately urged Iraqi leaders to delay U.S. troop withdrawals, but the statement essentially confirmed the story.
Responding to a column by Iranian-born analyst Amir Taheri in the New York Post, Obama spokeswoman Wendy Morigi insisted Obama "has never urged a delay in negotiations, nor has he urged a delay in immediately beginning a responsible drawdown of our combat brigades."
But in the same statement, Morigi said Obama had told the Iraqis they should not rush through a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of U.S. troops until after President Bush leaves office, the Associated Press reported.
In his column, Taheri writes that he interviewed Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who confirmed Obama met with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad to urge a delay in the withdrawal of American forces.
"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the U.S. elections and the formation of a new administration," Zebari reportedly said.
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Obama crossed the line in Iraq and attempted to undermine U.S. foreign policy while acting as a U.S. Senator without State Department credentials. He should be impeached immediately, but we know that will never happen.
A LOT of things are happening that we thought would never happen....to the good!
...sorta like Bela Pelosi acting like a special envoy for Israel
We need Palin. She fired Monegan for bypassing the official channels and pursuing his own agenda.
Obama is doing the same thing.
Obama had told the Iraqis they should not rush through a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of U.S. troops until after President Bush leaves office, the Associated Press reported.
What "is" their meaning of "defer"?!! more FReeper commentary on this here.
Odds are 99 to 1 that he won't be, but we can still hope and pray for a miracle.
Condi Rice should be out in front of this as well.
So let me see if I have this correct,
first he Denied it,
then called Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari a liar, then admitted to it ..... sort off.
And he wants to be Commander in Chief... he can not even talk with out a TelePrompter....Lord help us!
You’re right! We need someone out there on this that has some Ba11s!! and condi is the one. How can we get her attention?
Yes she should.
Are we really surprise? This is the same Obama that publically blasted NAFTA to appeal to some Midwest voters who favor protectionism. But when confronted behind closed doors by Georges Rioux, consul general for the Canadian government, the Obama camp admitted that Barry’s NAFTA-bashing “should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans.” Good grief. If Obama is willing to throw his pastor/mentor under the bus after 20 years for political gain, I can assure you he’d do the same to our troops for presidential expediency.
“”He should be impeached immediately, but we know that will never happen.””
There is no difference between the accustory statement and the BHO Camps feeble rebuttal. His campaign spokesperson had to rephrase the denial in a redundant fashion because of the likihood of the fact that this conversation was recorded or they would have eagerly issued a flat-out denial. Since they suspect, the offer to postpone troop withdrawal and undermine the administration was recorded by the Iraqis, this dumb@ss community organizer is stuck.
Zero deserves to be hammered relentlessly on this throughout the campaign. It should be the topic of campaign fodder ads featuring his blatent violation of policy & the Logan Act. coupled with his avoidance of visiting the troops.
This one issue should send his David Ploufters campaign strategy into a wicked tailspin. There is no defending the dingos lame attempt to manipulate his personal PR at the detriment of the troops & our mission.
What other countries (in addition to Canada-trade and Kenya-Odinga) has he cut deals with? What has he promised the EU? or Chavez? or Putin? This guy is so dangerous and full of unlimited gaul.
What an egomaniacal bufoon! Hes Over, and his leftist pacifist moonbat idolators should start burning their metrosexual bras in shame and flock elsewhere.There needs to be a grassroots effort to bring formal charges against the traitor.
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