Obama on exiting Iraq: What’s the rush?

Hmmmm?  Interesting story in the New York Post today.

WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

“He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington,” Zebari said in an interview….(read more)

My thoughts are along the same lines as Glenn Reynolds‘ on this – “reports like this should be taken with a grain of salt unless there’s further confirmation.”

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