There was an immediate and intense feeding frenzy on the DU board, some commenters flying into full panic mode, while others fired off shrill polemical responses about the "criminal" nature of our involvement, and even one or two less intense expressions, suggesting that his statement really represented nothing new. The following commenter, jgraz, below, was responding to one of those latter comments, and posted our idea of the funny comment of the day -- though I'll readily concede he may not have meant it that way!
FARGO, N.D. – Senator Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot sustain a long-term military presence in Iraq, but added that he would be open to "refine my policies" about a timeline for withdrawing troops after meeting with American military commanders during a trip to Iraq later this month.
Mr. Obama, whose popularity in the Democratic primary was built upon a sharp opposition to the war and an often-touted 16-month gradual timetable for removing combat troops, dismissed suggestions that he was changing positions in the wake of reductions in violence in Iraq and a general election fight with Senator John McCain.
"I’ve always said that the pace of withdrawal would be dictated by the safety and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability. That assessment has not changed," he said. "And when I go to Iraq and have a chance to talk to some of the commanders on the ground, I’m sure I’ll have more information
jgraz (1000+ posts)
Thu Jul-03-08 04:08 PM Response to Reply#4
12. It's a political CLUSTER FUCK. Are you kidding me?
He's going to be painted as a flip-flopper on the CORE ISSUE of his campaign. What. The. Fuck?