Big Tent Democrat at TalkLeft:
Barack Obama is in Afghanistan but the big political news imo is that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki told the German magazine Der Speigel that he agrees with Barack Obama's plan for Iraq:
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told a German magazine he supported prospective U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's proposal that U.S. troops should leave Iraq within 16 months....
... I believe this is devastating to John McCain.
Devastating? No way. I mean, it should be devastating -- but I'm sure at some point on this trip Obama will call Ahmadinejad Iran's "prime minister" rather than its "president," or make a public appearance with a bit of spinach in his teeth, and that will be deemed a massive gaffe from the massive gaffe machine that is Obama and we'll be back to hearing what a seasoned, expert commander-in-chief McCain would make and what a dangerous naif Obama is and it'll still be a neck-and-neck race. So think nothing of this.