I believe this is the single most important statement from any candidate on either side of the aisle since the premature and exhausting '08 presidential race began.
The Iraqi government is unraveling
BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc announced its withdrawal from the government Wednesday, undermining efforts to seek reconciliation among the country's rival factions, and three bombings in Baghdad killed at least 70 people.
The present administrations continues to expand US military presence. Language has shifted before our eyes from UK's Brown's "generation long battle," and Gates now speaking of years of military presence in Iraq ("but not 50 years" he assures us).
And all of a sudden the nation's supposedly most moderate candidate (the same one who runs attacking H. Clinton's Iraq invasion vote) states flat out that as commander in chief he would be willing to invade Pakistan even against the will of the Pakistani government?
Such a statement should properly and promptly bring Mr. Obama's otherwise interesting candidacy immediately to a close.