Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., talks with the media aboard his plane en route to Chicago, Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
Senator Barack Obama said today that he is considering visiting American troops and commanders in Iraq this summer. He declined an invitation from Senator John McCain to take a joint trip to Iraq, saying: â€œI just donâ€™t want to be involved in a political stunt.â€
In a brief interview here, Mr. Obama said his campaign was considering taking a foreign trip after he secures the Democratic presidential nomination. No details have been set, he said, but added: â€œIraq would obviously be at the top of the list of stops.â€
Mr. Obama visited Iraq in January 2006 as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East, but he has not returned since he became a presidential candidate. Mr. McCain and the Republican National Committee have sought to use that singular trip to highlight a lack of foreign policy experience.
Nice that someone who espouses a complete withdrawal from Iraq at least be updated from his ONE VISIT TWO YEARS AGO.
Obama says he does not want to be involved in a political stunt but suddenly after the Republican National Committee, an Iraq War veteran’s organization and Senator John McCain call him out on his lack of foreign policy experience especially with regards to the Iraq War he urgently tells the press – he is considering an Iraq trip.
How many days will the RNC counter show before Obama, a member of U.S. Senate Foreighn Relations Committee actually commits himself to get his ass over there and talks to General Petraeus?
The counter stands at 871 days.