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Dear Iraq, Be My Valentine

In 9/11, Election 2008, Geroge Bush, Pakistan, Politics, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq on February 14, 2008 at 11:45 am

Bush Iraq Valentine

Bush sounds like he is taking sides with his Democratic successor based on his/her support for the war in Iraq. Interesting perspective from David Ignatius of Real Clear Politics:

Bush seems more comfortable with Sen. Hillary Clinton as a successor than Sen. Barack Obama, judging by his comments in the Fox News Interview. He told Wallace that he had predicted a Clinton victory months ago “because I knew that she understands the klieg lights and understands the pressures.” He also defended Bill Clinton, saying that he understands why the former president “wants to campaign hard for his wife.” He seems confident that Clinton won’t abruptly withdraw from Iraq, regardless of her campaign rhetoric.

As for Obama, Bush was almost disdainful. “I certainly don’t know what he believes in,” Bush told Fox. He criticized Obama’s statements last year that he would be ready to attack al-Qaeda bases in Pakistan unilaterally, if necessary, and that he was prepared to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The editorial also states that the Iraq issue makes it easy for Bush to back up McCain because of the veteran’s stance on completing what the Bush Administration started in the middle east. But let’s face it, it doesn’t matter who Bush supports as a presidential candidate. Much of the public is tired of American soldiers dying for not OUR freedom, but another’s country’s age-old political and religious problems. Ultimately, it will be the voters’ decision which blue candidate will be taking up residency in the White House next January.

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