Obama Demands Iraq War Changes

President-elect Barack Obama, in one of the first policy statements of his transition, demanded that the Bush administration either submit the proposed U.S.-Iraq “status-of-forces agreement” to Congress or leave an opening for him to change it next year. Full Story »

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Denise Clendening
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by Denise Clendening - Nov. 10, 2008

Factual summary of Obama’s position on the future of U.S. troops in Iraq. Story points out some major differences on how Obama will handle the situation differently from Bush including using recommendations made in a bipartisan study that were ignored for the last 2 years. Article provides context on how the results of the election are impacting the negotiations of the pact with the Iraqis. Provides a brief summary on congressional funding of the war and what may occur next year. Good links to sources of information including Obama’s new website.

It will be interesting to see if the recommendations made in studies that were ignored for two years will be helpful in Iraq. I am happy to read that Obama is addressing this issue immediately and to read how his election may impact the agreement,

“It is unacceptable that the Iraqi government will present the agreement to the Iraqi parliament for approval — yet the Bush administration will not do the same with ... More »

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Nov. 10, 2008

It is interesting (especially given Obama's first post election news conference) that the MSM media has said absolutely nothing about this policy statement.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Nov. 7, 2008

The article reports the Obama statements and includes a relatively thorough evaluation of impacts and reactions.

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Ben Ross
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by Ben Ross - Nov. 8, 2008

I love this report. Bring attention to the President elects web site and demand to bring the congress back into the decision making process concerning ' the proposed U.S.-Iraq “status-of-forces agreement”'

best news yet about the new pres. I wonder if the rest of the media has reported....the transition web site.. www.change.gov,mngoing to check now!

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