In a bold statement, Iraqi PM Maliki outright endorsed Barack Obama’s plan for withdrawal from Iraq if not the candidate himself.
US 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.
Maliki went on to say that this statement was not an official endorsement of Obama, and that it is “the American’s business” who they elect…
Clearly, a continuation of this rhetoric stands to put Obama on top of the one issue that McCain thought he had in the bag: foreign policy.