Jan 31, 2011

Report Obama swaps Iraq and Afghanistan

Hit with a tough question about his administration’s policy in Afghanistan and Iraq last Thursday, Obama made a 'muddled mess' of his plans for withdrawing troops from the region.

Obama swapped “Iraq” for “Afghanistan” when he answered a question on YouTube about whether he still believes soldiers need to die in the wars there.

“As I said, we will be out of Afghanistan by the end of this year,” Obama said, a fairly significant misstatement of his administration’s Afghanistan policy, which doesn’t call for a troop withdrawal until 2014.

How can a President thread his way through the current Mideast crisis if he can't keep Iraq and Afghanistan straight in his mind?