In July when Senator Obama finally made his world tour and managed to stop by Iraq, he made sure to have a visit with Iraqi officials. In this meeting he let them know in no uncertain terms that any withdrawal plans made with the current administration, would not be honored by his imminent rein.
These claims are made by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zabri according to The Washington Prowler at the American Spectator.
The Obama campaign is in a flurry trying to decide how to deal with this revelation. They have a few serious problems trying to make up plausible excuses.
Some of the problems include;
The three problems, according to campaign sources: The report was true, there were at least three other people in the room with Obama and Zebari to confirm the conversation, and there was concern that there were enough aggressive reporters based in Baghdad with the sources to confirm the conversation that to deny the comments would create a bigger problem.Only to someone like Obama is the truth considered a problem.
For a sitting junior senator and an erstwhile presidential candidate to directly intrude into and attempt to derail international diplomacy is unacceptable.
For a presidential candidate to insist that troop withdrawals be put on hold until after he is inaugurated, so that he can be the one to claim, "I, myself, have personally ended Bush's war ."
That is the wrong kind of change for me.