Will the Credit Crunch be the excuse for a withdrawal from Iraq?

Assuming Obama wins (as I expect), he’s surely going to note that the $700B cost of the (we hope) fix for the Credit Crunch is about the same as the cost of Iraq over the next 8 years. So will he use it as an excuse to bring the troops home? Should he?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-09-24-defense-bill-house_N.htm We approved the funding last week.

Why does he need an excuse? The democratically elected leaders of Iraq want us to leave on a 16 month timetable; Isn’t that a good enough reason?

It’s the absolute most perfect reason to leave. Any sane politician would look upon the Iraqi government imposing a timetable as a blessing from the gods.