Tuesday, July 8, 2008

OBAMA LOG cont'd

Recanting Peace Now?

*“If current trends continue and we are at a position where we continue to see reductions in violence and stabilization and continue to see some improvements on the part of the Iraqi army and Iraqi police, then my hope would be that we could draw down in a deliberate fashion in consultation with the Iraqi government at a pace that is determined in consultation with General Petraeus and the other commanders on the ground,” Mr. Obama said in the interview. “It strikes me that that is something we could begin relatively soon after inauguration. If, on the other hand, you’ve got a deteriorating situation for some reason, then that’s going to have to be taken into account.” Obama in an interview for Military Times, published July 7, 2008. (See related NYTimes story, http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/07/republicans-again-call-obama-inconsistent-on-iraq/)

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