Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama's plan for Iraq about to meet reality

By Charles Levinson, USA TODAY

BAGHDAD — Saad Eskander, the director of Iraq's National Library and Archive, will never forget Nov. 20, 2006. That was the day Barack Obama declared Iraq was "descending into chaos" and called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, in a speech that would define the war policy Obama carried into his historic run for president.

Eskander remembers it for a different reason: "That was the saddest day of my life."

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