Listening to the two leading presidential contenders for the Democratic Party, you can’t help but conclude that Al Qaeda in Iraq will be rooting for them. Hillary Clinton said, “I really resent” the probability that U.S. troops will remain on Iraqi soil when the next administration (hers, presumably) takes office.
Barack Obama, meanwhile, has come up with a “plan” to withdraw all American soldiers by the end of March 2008. Obama, who has no foreign policy experience (except a heavily hyped junket to Africa last summer), says this will force the shaky democratic government to get serious and take responsibility for running the country. Yes, and I’m sure the terrorists will be happy to step back and let the democracy get its feet on the ground!
Let’s see–Clinton, Obama, and the thugs all agree: American forces must leave Iraq. Is it a good thing to find yourself agreeing with the terrorists?