Not to make this political, but:Originally Posted by DjTj
"Yesterday, Obama struck back, declaring that Clinton "doesn't have any standing to question my position on this issue." And he added that, "I will bring this war to an end in 2009, so don't be confused.""
I think this is mostly political posturing by the Iraqis and that they are worried about what happens if Obama wins the election, and the US is out of there in 2009. They don't want to be seen as having been in bed w/ the Americans if that happens.
If the thing essentially allows us to keep troops there for the next several years, Bush should just agree and move on. I'm sure if needed and we want it can be changed later if both sides agree.