#1 Obama secretly tried to sway Iraqi government to ignore Bush deal on keeping troops i10-10-2008, 06:53 AM
Obama tried to sway Iraqis on Bush deal
In private conversations on troop presence, candidate pitched delay
Friday, October 10, 2008
At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn't be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.
Mr. Obama's conversations with the Iraqi leaders, confirmed to The Washington Times by his campaign aides, began just two weeks after he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June and stirred controversy over the appropriateness of a White House candidate's contacts with foreign governments while the sitting president is conducting a war.
"In the conversation, the senator urged Iraq to delay the [memorandum of understanding] between Iraq and the United States until the new administration was in place," said Samir Sumaidaie, Iraq's ambassador to the United States.
He said Mr. Zebari replied that any such agreement would not bind a new administration. "The new administration will have a free hand to opt out," he said the foreign minister told Mr. Obama.
:mad:“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
― C.S. Lewis
10-10-2008, 08:48 AM
And we're supposed to trust this man to act in the interests of our country as president when he WILL only act in his own PERSONAL interests now???Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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