Saturday, July 19, 2008

Not an endorsement but....

It will come as no surprise to sentient beings that Obama's suggestion for withdrawing from Iraq, corresponding as it does with long-known Iraqi sentiment, was approved by the Iraqi Prime Minister.
“Iraq PM backs Obama troop exit plan,” the headline read over a story about an interview of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in the German magazine Der Spiegel, in which he expressed support for the senator’s plan to withdraw American combat brigades from Iraq over the next 16 months.

That is from a NY Times article noting that the White House accidentally sent out this news, thereby ensuring it would be widespread. Oopsy.

The Associated Press is less than subtle with this headline:
Iraqi PM says US should leave as soon as possible

This may come as news to some die-hard believers in the fantasies of warhawks. Some with long memories, good google skills, or the right resources may note that McCain once believed that if the Iraqis want us to leave that is what we should do. That was back in 2004 but it may as well have been last week, given McSame's proclivity for changing positions.

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