April 4, 2008

WHICH RAISES THE OBVIOUS QUESTION...:

Obama Adviser Calls for 60,000-80,000 U.S. Troops To Stay in Iraq Through 2010 (ELI LAKE, April 4, 2008, NY Sun)

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.

The paper, obtained by The New York Sun, was written by Colin Kahl for the center-left Center for a New American Security. In "Stay on Success: A Policy of Conditional Engagement," Mr. Kahl writes that through negotiations with the Iraqi government "the U.S. should aim to transition to a sustainable over-watch posture (of perhaps 60,000–80,000 forces) by the end of 2010 (although the specific timelines should be the byproduct of negotiations and conditions on the ground)."

Mr. Kahl is the day-to-day coordinator of the Obama campaign's working group on Iraq.


...is the Senator lying or is he just wrong?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 4, 2008 10:55 AM
Comments

Both.

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Posted by: Jorge Curioso at April 4, 2008 12:24 PM

Leave them as sitting ducks? Too small a force to even defend themselves. Geez, these people are not serious.

Posted by: ic at April 4, 2008 1:23 PM
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