Obama’s Illegal Meddling Has Undercut US Strategic Interests in Iraq

Apparently the Left’s messiah doesn’t want to wait to be elected before throwing a monkey wrench into our foreign policy:

At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn’t be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.

Mr. Obama’s conversations with the Iraqi leaders, confirmed to The Washington Times by his campaign aides, began just two weeks after he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June and stirred controversy over the appropriateness of a White House candidate’s contacts with foreign governments while the sitting president is conducting a war. […] Iraqi leaders purported to The Times that Mr. Obama urged Baghdad to delay an agreement with Mr. Bush until next year when a new president will be in office — a charge the Democratic campaign denies.

But as noted earlier:

A recent article in the New York Post quoted [Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar] Zebari as saying that Mr. Obama asked Iraqi leaders in July to delay any agreement on a reduction of U.S. troops in Iraq until the next U.S. president takes office.

If we would just enforce the Logan Act, which makes it a felony for unauthorized citizens to negotiate with foreign governments, it would save American strategic interests from the train wreck that awaits us if this punk is actually put in office.

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Not even elected and already making a mess.

On a tip from nanc. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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