Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dem Candiates Backtrack on Iraq

Hillary did it Sunday. Now the rest of the major Democrat presidential contenders fall in line.

AP reports the leading Democratic White House hopefuls conceded Wednesday night they cannot guarantee to pull all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the next presidential term in 2013:
"I think it's hard to project four years from now," said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a campaign debate in the nation's first primary state.

"It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting," added Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

"I cannot make that commitment," said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.
It's been the dirty little secret since they started campaigning: if they win the White House in 08', Democrats have no intention of leaving Iraq.

It's further proof that all of the politicking against the war has just been for the sake of politics. While it would be desirable to saddle Republicans with defeat in Iraq, there is no way Democrats want that dishonor for themselves.

And the nutroots? They just continue on their slimy backslide to netmoots irrelevance. Eh, by-the-way, where is Ned Lamont now?

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