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.Hmmm.
``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.