CLINTON, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is calling for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. combat brigades from Iraq, with the pullout being completed by the end of next year.Greg Sargent (TPM Election Central) adds this: "In Speech Today, Obama Will Slam D.C. Pundits And Pols For Supporting Invasion."
"Let me be clear: There is no military solution in Iraq and there never was," Obama was expected to say in a speech Wednesday at Ashford University.
"The best way to protect our security and to pressure Iraq's leaders to resolve their civil war is to immediately begin to remove our combat troops. Not in six months or one year — now," the Illinois senator was to say.
Obama's speech marked the beginning of a two-day trip to Iowa. Most polls show he, Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards in a close race in the state, where precinct caucuses launch the presidential nominating process.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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