Monday, November 17, 2008

Iraqi Cabinet Approves SOFA

Kevin Drum comments in Mother Jones on the approval of the Status of Forces Agreement by the Iraqi cabinet.

This is good for the Iraqis, who really do need the U.S. presence for a little while longer; good for George Bush, who's getting a slightly longer timetable than Barack Obama would have negotiated; and good for Obama, since this essentially makes his decision to withdraw into a bipartisan agreement. After all, conservatives can hardly complain about Obama following a timetable that was negotiated and approved by Bush. Obama has enough on his plate already, and taking this issue off the table ought to be a considerable relief to him.

--Ballard Burgher

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