Friday, February 27, 2009

GOP Backs Obama's Iraq Withdrawl

It seems that the GOP is backing Obama on the Iraq withdrawl timetable while the Dems are against him this time. The Dems don't want the 50,000 troops to be in country until 2011. I think Obama is hedging his bets just in case he has to support Iraqi troops if there is another flare-up in violence.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took to the Senate floor to declare “the president’s withdrawal plan is a reasonable one.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) commended “the president's decision yesterday for making it possible to take another step toward realizing our goal of a stable Iraq.” Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House GOP whip, said Obama “deserves credit for not listening to the chorus of voices calling for a rapid drawdown of forces.”

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