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Thursday, July 03, 2008


 

Obama: "16-month timeline is firm...or not"


Press conference #1 in 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.

“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.
Press conference #2, also in Fargo, N.D.!:
He said what he learns from military commanders on his upcoming trip to Iraq will refine his policy but "not the 16-month timetable" for withdrawing U.S. troops from combat in Iraq. He said what he learns could affect how many residual troops might be needed to train the Iraqi army and police.
Was this a world's record for the fastest flip-flop in history? Probably not, but it must be in the top ten.


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