It seems that logic wins this round. You say horizon, I say timetable, either way change is on the horizon.
“Who they choose as their president is the Americans’ business. But it’s the business of Iraqis to say what they want. And that’s where the people and the government are in general agreement: The tenure of the coalition troops in Iraq should be limited. Those who operate on the premise of short time periods in Iraq today are being more realistic.” Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki
Even the White House seems to have notice the change on the horizon when President Bush and Prime Minister Al-Maliki agreed to include a general time horizon for meeting goals for reducing the troop level. They said they have “agreed that the goals would be based on continued improving conditions on the ground and not an arbitrary date for withdrawal”. Very different from the hard-line they’ve taken in the recent past. I guess since “the surge” is working it doesn’t make sense to keep them there for 100 years or even until 2013.
Perhaps it’s because they see that not only the American people are tired of the destruction this war has place on the economy to name one, but the Iraqi people are tired of the drain too.
Soon after that we hear John McCain basically saying ditto to Obama’s Iraq strategy in a back-handed way. What do you expect he’s going to do whatever George tells him to do. George backhandedly is moving towards Barack’s strategy on Iraq, so that’s what John is going to do.
What size flip-flops does Bush wear?
Now Obama has been arguing for at least a year that he wants to send additional troops to Afghanistan. While McCain has always held the opposite position, opposing the deployment of more U.S. troops, and arguing that any additional troops come from NATO.
Well on Tuesday, July 15th McCain hit the brakes and reversed course, changing his position, and embraced Obama’s policy as his own. Isn’t that called stealing?
McCain is now copying Obama’s position on Afghanistan. And with troops that he doesn’t have since he’s against pulling any out of Iraq.
So who has no strategy now?
It’s very interesting how they will try to slip that by you. I’m speaking to my Republican friends who are voting for McCain.
They want you to watch their left hand, but not pay attention to what the right hand is doing.
Change is on the horizon. I have the timetable already. Tuesday, November 4th we official serve George W. Bush his eviction notice. Then we send a letter of denial of occupancy to John McCain and be ready to help move Barack Obama in on January 20, 2009.
BarackObama.com “Judgment to LEAD” 07/15/08 Washington D.C.
CNN “Iraqi PM disputes report on withdrawal plan” 07/19/08
CNN “U.S., Iraq see ‘time horizon’ for withdrawal” 07/18/08
The Carpetbagger Report “McCain reverses course on Afghanistan policy, follows Obama’s lead” 07/16/08