Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Change, Well Sort Of

I really want to support Barack Obama but lately he is making it very difficult. When push comes to shove in November he will likely get my vote but it would be nice if I didn't have to hold my nose when I did it.  With that off my chest, who said Obama has abandoned his "change" mantra in favor of a move to the middle (besides me of course)?
Barack Obama's campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.

The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a "problem" that had barely reduced violence.

"The surge is not working," Obama's old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks - not U.S. military muscle - for quelling violence in Anbar Province.

The News reported Sunday that insurgent attacks have fallen to the fewest since March 2004.

Obama's campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an "improved security situation" paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007.

It praises G.I.s' "hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics and enormous sacrifice."

Probably not the change Obama talks about in his his campaign speeches but change all the same.

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