Thursday, September 27, 2007

My, My, Aren't We Changing Our Tune

Democratic candidates debating last night have begun a slow change of tune on Iraq and a troop pullout.
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.

Aside from Clinton, I seem to recall most of the Democrats declaring 1) that the surge was a waste of time and wouldn't work and 2) most promised to withdraw most American troops from Iraq shortly after moving into the White House. Why the change, well proposition 1 is looking more and more inaccurate and most candidates are starting to realize that proposition number 2 is almost impossible to achieve in short order without Iraq devolving into civil war on their watch.

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