Some Days It Is So Easy

So Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki told the German newspaper, Der Spiegal that he thinks Obama’s U.S. exit strategy from Iraq, with a few tweaks, is a good one. Score another one for Obama. Malaki made no mention of McCain’s plan to be there for 100 years.

I guess we’ll see how the Republicans will spin this. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bush’s policies and McCain’s proposed strategies start to look more and more like Obama’s.

Oh, and file this under “hilarious” (from ABC via Daily Kos).

The White House this afternoon accidentally sent to its extensive distribution list a Reuters story headlined “Iraqi PM backs Obama troop exit plan – magazine.”

The story relayed how Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told the German magazine Der Spiegel that “he supported prospective U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s proposal that U.S. troops should leave Iraq within 16 months … ‘U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes,'” the prime minister said.

The White House employee had intended to send the article to an internal distribution list, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports, but hit the wrong button.

Thanks to the White House this story was pointed out to any in the worldwide media who might have missed it. Sounds like Obama has a campaign insider working on the White House staff. Or did McCain just flunk an e-mail lesson?

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