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McCain’sObama’s Iraq Plan

Posted by Godefroi on April 4, 2008

H/T Hot Air

A key adviser to Senator Obama’s campaign is recommending in a confidential paper that America keep between 60,000 and 80,000 troops in Iraq as of late 2010, a plan at odds with the public pledge of the Illinois senator to withdraw combat forces from Iraq within 16 months of taking office.

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In fact, Kahl winds up arguing for the Bush and McCain policies.  He wants the US to negotiate a long-term strategic partnership with the elected Iraqi government.  Kahl argues for a gradual reduction of combat troops, with a force in Iraq that would assist the Iraqis in training and logistics for their own security operations.  That’s exactly what President Bush has tried to do this year, and what McCain supports.

Obama has two choices.  He can either get rid of Kahl and apologize to the anti-war activists that form his base, or he has to explain why Kahl isn’t calling for “100 years of war”…

Of course that last is a reference to Obama’s speech in which he asserted that McCain has advocated the U.S. being “mired for another 100 years in Iraq.”  As already explained by McCain, he’s not calling for active fighting for the next century, but rather “We’ve been in Japan for 60 years. We’ve been in South Korea 50 years or so. That would be fine with me.   As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. That’s fine with me, I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Queada is training and equipping and recruiting and motivating people every single day.”

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