Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Barack Obama

First question, what is the best and fastest way to get out of Iraq. He, like Kucinich, opposed this war from the start. He makes fun of McCain's walk through Baghdad. Good call in this audience. He is bringing out a lot of facts, and sounds very sharp. He wants to pressure the Sunnis and Shi'ites to work something out. We are going to have to pressure the President to get him to do the right thing.

The Bush's refusal to deal with Iran and Syria is bad, what are you going to do differently? We need to work with Iran and Syria; the whole middle east is affected by what happens in Iraq. He points out that Reagan met with the Soviets while calling them the evil empire; we should do the same. Again, very sharp.

Obama is committed to overriding the veto. He wants to give the president a shorter leash; giving approval for two or three months of war at a time while building pressure. It's not acceptable for us to give the President more carte blanche.

History is not going to judge this war good; but we haven't finished yet. We need to make the history of the end of this war positive. The American people are keeping the pressure on!

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