Just in case you didn’t know, the Iraqi PRIME MINISTER – Nouri al-Maliki – has, in essence, given his stamp of approval to Senator Barack Obama’s Iraqi Withdrawal Timetable.

I will repeat, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq, has stated, by name, his support of Senator Barack Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Timetable.

From Daily Dish:

What Maliki Said
20 Jul 2008 10:34 pm

By Patrick Appel
The NYT gets ahold of the audio:

The following is a direct translation from the Arabic of Mr. Maliki’s comments by The Times: “Obama’s remarks that — if he takes office — in 16 months he would withdraw the forces, we think that this period could increase or decrease a little, but that it could be suitable to end the presence of the forces in Iraq.”

He continued: “Who wants to exit in a quicker way has a better assessment of the situation in Iraq.”

Does it get more clear than that?

Now, riddle me this, Ladies and Gentlemen, considering that this war has cost the USA:
1. Nearly 1 TRILLION dollars
2. Over 4,000 lives
3. Tens of thousands permanently maimed
4. Our status in the world community
5. ANY leg to stand on in the Arab World

Wouldn’t the statement of the head of the government of Iraq supporting, CLEARLY, the plan of ONE of the U.S. Presidential Candidates…


Or, is it just me?

There are those who say that the tinfoil hat wearers just are ‘too sensitive’…..

But, is this news, or is it my imagination that this is MAJOR news?

Oh rikyrah, you mean like,
a) John McCain flip flopping on his stance in Afghanistan and basically agreeing to Barack Obama’s position
b) After being mocked and ridiculed for being ‘naive’ and ‘ dangerous’, the United States taking up BARACK OBAMA’S POSITION and entering into meetings with IRAN?
c) That, for the first time, after it was labeled ‘ cut and run’, and ‘ losing the war’, the Bush Administration has agreed to a timeframe for withdrawal..

Silly me…I thought these were HUGE stories, seeing as it’s a sea change for the GOP, and, what, oh yes, basically validates everything Senator Barack Obama has been saying in the foreign policy realm for YEARS.

But, I thought Obama was the ‘gamble’ when it comes to foreign policy, yet, everyone seems to be coming around to HIS positions? What does that say?

And, why isn’t this getting the play in the media that it should?

I dunno readers, could it be that the ONLY area in which John McCain has a discernable edge over Obama is the ‘ foreign policy’, ‘ Commander-In-Chief’ Threshhold…and, if these stories were reported in say, the way that BITTERGATE, REV. WRIGHT, were reported, then the last hope for John McCain would go by the wayside?

What, rikyrah, are you saying that the MSM is being complicit in UNDER/NOT reporting these major stories because they would benefit Senator Obama?

My answer to that would be – the Democratic Party Pledged Delegate race was OVER the night of the WISCONSIN PRIMARY – yet, was it my imagination, or were they complicit in the smoke and mirrors of Camp Hillpatine until MAY?

I’m not alone in this tinfoil hat observation. From Politicalinaction.com:

Media Withholding Favorable Obama Polls:

ABC withheld information favorable to Barack Obama last week when it released its latest poll. They withheld the actual results of the poll which had Obama winning 50-42 over McCain if the election was held tomorrow. The did however release the number we have been hearing about for a week….that 70% of people see McCain as commander and chief like while only 50% see Obama that way.

The Commander and Chief Test….ABC Cheated

Remember, all the moronic finance teams that budgeted for 2008, and predicted Clinton-McCain or Guiliani battle, expected HUGE fall revenues from advertisements from the intense political interest. They expected a bloodbath which would in turn mean higher revenues. If it is a blowout, they don’t get paid and their companies lose a lot of money. THEY CAN’T, FINANCIALLY, LET OBAMA WIN THIS IN A WALK, and they will do everything they can to prevent it.

And, if you want analysis of what the Maliki statement means for McCain, they explain it well over at Daily Dish

Here’s further explanation from Chuck Todd on Meet The Press (notice how useless shill David Gregory tries to parrot GOP talking points).

Though my favorite reaction is from a GOP strategist:

We’re fucked.

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