Jul 5, 2008

Can Obama Be Trusted On Iraq?

Were you confused by Obama's comments on Iraq yesterday? We were. The New York Times looks at the confusing statements in more detail.

His two statements in Fargo, N.D., reflected how the changing dynamics in Iraq have posed a challenge for Mr. Obama, who is trying to retain flexibility as violence declines there without abandoning a central promise of his campaign: that if elected, he would end the war.
His remarks came as Republicans — including his all-but-certain opponent this fall, Senator
John McCain of Arizona — have been arguing that Mr. Obama would most likely change his position on the phased withdrawal. They suggest that with violence dropping in Iraq, bringing the troops home would risk erasing the fragile gains that have been made.