BAGHDAD, Nov. 6 - Two days after the election of Barack Obama, Iraq’s chief spokesman said with unusual forcefulness Thursday that his government will continue to insist on a firm withdrawal date for U.S. troops, despite American demands that any pullout be subject to prevailing security conditions.
Who thinks an agreement will be signed before Bush leaves office? This would seem like a win for both Bush and Obama*. It would look good for Bush as far as his legacy, if he doesn’t do it then Obama would get all the credit if an agreement is signed after he takes office. But even if Bush signs it, Obama would get some credit, just like Reagan and the hostages in Iran.
In any case, there does seem to be realistic hope of ending this war.
*oh and the country too