Spoils of War

In a news dump Friday a week ago, the president abandoned a big chunk of his health care plan. Last Friday he abandoned Iraq. Only this time it really was Bush’s fault. Bush negotiated the withdrawal late in his administration. Obama tried to extend the Status of Forces agreement to allow 3,000 troops to to remain, but couldn’t get an Iraqi agreement on immunity from criminal prosecution for killing people and breaking things. So, he claimed credit for fulfilling a campaign pledge, took his army, and went home.

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