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A VP and a Plan for Iraq

August 24, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

CQ reminds us of Joe Biden’s plan for federalizing Iraq, which Obama is sort of adopting de facto by picking him as his VP:

>Biden’s plan, written with Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, would turn Iraq into a loose federation of Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish regions with broad autonomy to run their own affairs, leaving the central government in charge of common interests such as border security, foreign affairs and the distribution of oil revenue.

Obama wasn’t there when Biden’s bill was voted on as an amendment. It passed the Senate overwhelmingly and, according to the article, “Biden’s team says Obama always supported it — with the crucial qualifier that it can’t be forced on the Iraqis.”

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  • Anonymous 08/25/2008 6:38am
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    Sounds like Obama selling his foreign policy lobbying for foreign aid from Biden. he doubled and tripled the Bush program budgets and increased the budgets to five years for the programs and agencies.

    The failed Rose Revolutions should have gone with these plans, but it’s too late for Georgia. The new President wants cash and killing people gets him that.

    Obama adopting? He’s buying his way out of his lobbying for aid money. How did Obama lobby?

  • Anonymous 08/25/2008 5:38pm

    I dont know too much about politic, but judge just by appears, I like obama more, McCsin lokks just like those millioniare on lovewealthy..com , but not a president.

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