Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama and the Iraq Pull-Out

I've always thought that Obama's position is more nuanced than his supporters (or his opponents) would have us believe. He's left himself weasel room in terms of "conditions on the ground" and the definition of "combat troops" (as opposed to "advisors," "trainers," or "peacekeepers," I suppose). I have been saying for a while that Obama is smart enough and precise enough of a speaker that he was leaving himself the weasel room because he intended to use it.