Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

McCain Offers Support for al-Maliki Withdrawal Plan

Okay, it’s well past time to question whether McCain holds any core principles on foreign policy. After showing support for subjecting Bin Laden a Nuremberg style trial (even after blasting Obama for his similar position), he now voices support for the al-Maliki plan for withdrawal from Iraq.

Story:

BLITZER: Why do you think [Maliki] said that 16 months is basically a pretty good timetable?

MCCAIN: He said it’s a pretty good timetable based on conditions on the ground. I think it’s a pretty good timetable, as we should — or horizons for withdrawal. But they have to be based on conditions on the ground. This success is very fragile. It’s incredibly impressive, but very fragile. So we know, those of us who have been involved in it for many years, know that if we reverse this, by setting a date for withdrawal, all of the hard-won victory can be reversed.

The massive nature of this flip-flop cannot be overstated. McCain has been relentless in his criticism of Obama, resorting today to more petty mocking of Obama. Does McCain truly think he’ll be able to get away with this, in light of his outrageous attacks on Obama? I hope that the Obama camp is ready to pounce on this amazing flip-flop. Wow.

Update: Video below.

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July 25, 2008 - Posted by | foreign policy, Iraq | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This is a really stunning development. One that I’m sure will go unnoticed by the “press.” Great catch, Turner.

    Comment by zenbowl | July 26, 2008 | Reply


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