Bush in Iraq

Crittenden point this out in the AP:

Obama has promised he will bring all U.S. combat troops back home from Iraq a little over a year into his term, as long as commanders agree a withdrawal would not endanger American personnel or Iraq’s security. Obama has said that on his first day as president, he will summon the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the White House and give them a new mission: responsibly ending the war.

Wow. New mission. Glad Obama is going to set the Joint Chiefs straight.


Hate to quibble, but that’s been their mission for a long time. It was Obama and the Democratic-led Congress that wanted to end it irresponsibly. But maybe by “new mission,” Loven means new to Obama.

Lots of links to other trip commentary.