A Senator Doing His Job
It’s going to take more than Amir Taheri’s quotation of the statements of the Iraqi foreign minister about what Sen. Barack Obama said when he was in Baghdad in July to have much impact on the senator’s presidential campaign:
WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
“He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington,” Zebari said in an interview.
And any talk of a violation of the Logan Act in the matter is flummery. No elected official has ever been indicted under the Logan Act, nearly every time it’s trotted out it’s politically motivated, and it would take a lot more than what’s being alleged here to get the DoJ to act.