Obama Operatives or Straight Shooters? [IAVA and the Obama Campaign]
Back in the Saddle

Confirmation: Obama Tried to Derail Bush Deals in Iraq

Confirmed by Senator Obama's own staffers.

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At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn't be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.

Mr. Obama's conversations with the Iraqi leaders, confirmed to The Washington Times by his campaign aides, began just two weeks after he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June and stirred controversy over the appropriateness of a White House candidate's contacts with foreign governments while the sitting president is conducting a war.

Diminishing the authority of a war time President or just having some chai?