Better Be No Hanging Chads When Our People
Ratify The Pullout Treaty With America!
Let’s say Barak Obama becomes the next U.S. president. One of his arguing points has consistently been against the war going on so long. He has said that if Americans will vote for him, he will get us out sooner than McCain. But what if Iraq and the Bush Administration decide today that most of our troops will be out by a given date–say June, 2009?
Deal done, America and Iraq agree!
Doesn’t that undercut Obama’s arguments that he could get us out quicker? That he could do better than Bush or McCain?
On the wires today was such a story.
“BAGHDAD –and the U.S. are near an agreement on all American combat troops leaving Iraq by October 2010, with the last soldiers out three years after that, two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. U.S. officials, however, insisted no dates had been agreed.”
If it happens, Obama would have to look elsewhere for notariety. Half his contitutency would be gone, because almost his sole reason for running is his opposition to a war he did not vote for. This would severely weaken the Democratic candidate, even to the point of doing something drastic.
Political observers hope that doesn’t include grandstanding. Such as one-upsmanship promises to get us out even sooner. Or maybe he could become an astronaut and get back into the limelight by taking the next shuttle to the moon. All chances for his winning the presidency would be canceled. I hear Obama bumper stickers are cheap on Mars.