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Obama: Iraq now needs a political solution

July 22nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Tuesday that security in Iraq has improved and that the United States urgently needs to turn its attention to Afghanistan.

“There is security progress, but now we need a political solution” in Iraq, Obama said in the first news conference of his highly publicized trip abroad. Afghanistan is now the “central front in the war against terrorism,” he added.

“The situation in Afghanistan is perilous and urgent,” he said. “We must act now to reverse a deteriorating situation.”

He reiterated his goal of withdrawing combat troops from Iraq within 16 months of becoming president. But he said he would consult with military commanders to determine how many troops to keep in the country to protect diplomatic and humanitarian operations, to train Iraqis and to conduct counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida in Iraq.

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Either Barack Obama is becoming a bit more centrist in his views on the GWoT or he really is the most pathetic pandering politico we have ever seen.

Sen. Obama is speaking the words, we used to have an expression for this current news item, ‘You can talk the talk, can you walk the walk?‘, and I am not at all convinced that Obama can walk the walk, or will if elected to the presidency. I am still convinced that he is only saying whatever he and his handlers think it will take to convince people to vote for him.

And at this present time, Obama is saying pretty much what I have been saying, that Iraq isn’t the priority, Afghanistan and that particular region of the world are. But just because Obama happens to utter a few sentences that are in line with my beliefs doesn’t mean I will EVER support the guy.

Obama reminds me of a man I knew about 24 or 25 years ago, he wanted to get into the trucking business, he had never been IN the trucking business, but he wanted to try his hand at it.

He went to this local truck stop in his section of the Mississippi backwoods one night, a little hole in the road place, he ate dinner and talked to 2 or 3 drivers that were there having dinner as well.

Lo and behold, from that 1 visit, he became the most knowledgeable guy that ever walked concerning the trucking industry, all from 1 visit to a POS country truck stop and having visited with a few log haulers that had the fenders falling off of their trucks.

That’s about the best equation I can think of for Barack Hussein Obama and his trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, he’s made one trip, talked to a few people and now he’s qualified to lead the most powerful nation on earth and be the commander in chief of it’s military.

Obama is either the most brilliant politician of our time, and the most adept *quick study* the world has ever seen, OR, he is a liar and a fraud of Biblical proportions.

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