Does this help or hurt Barack Obama?

August 10th, 2008

Iraq’s foreign minister says negotiators are “on the brink” of reaching a long-term security pact with the United States that will decide the fate of American troops in Iraq.

Hoshyar Zebari says the Iraqis are insisting on the inclusion of a “clear timeline” for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces. But he has refused to give any dates.

It depends on how long the timeline is.

If the agreed upon date for withdrawal is 10 years from now, buy cialis cialis sale it helps Obama.

But if the date is before 2010, I think it takes the war away from him as an issue.

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  • 1. Cindy  |  August 10th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    There are a lot of unknowns, but I have been thinking about this for a while.

    If the timeline is made public, then I think McCain has to embrace it as a diplomatic win and support it fully. If the timeline remains secret, which I hope like heck someone has the foresight to keep it secret, then I don’t think it really matters – unless, of course, Obama spills the beans. Then telling the world the secret timeline would be a serious breech of trust, and good for McCain, but horrible for the troops.

    I can see where the Iraq people want a plan. What I can’t fathom is putting our troops in greater harm by making that plan a part of this presidential election. I do feel strongly that a public plan is a serious security risk.

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