Politics Over Strategy and the Welfare of Our Troops

Since Obama has no experience that it’s safe for him to share with us, we’re asked to vote for him based on the hope that he will show good judgment. This hope is unfounded. How’s this for judgment from a potential commander in chief:

While campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

“He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington,” Zebari said in an interview.

Now why would he want to delay a resolution to this supposedly unjust and illegal war? Doesn’t he realize American troops are in harm’s way?

Sure he does. But the important thing isn’t how many Americans get killed, any more that it is the strategic interests of the USA or the future of Iraq. What matters is that The One can tell his worshipers that he brought the troops home.

According to the 1799 Logan Act, it is a felony for unauthorized citizens to negotiate with foreign governments on behalf of the United States. Too bad it isn’t enforced.

Commander in chief? Don’t be obscene.

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

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