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You gotta thank you Barack Obama is still feeling the heat over his refusal to say the so it's walked in Iraq.
This time it was Katie Couric putting the question.
Did -- search the addition of 30000 additional troops.
Help the situation and I located -- very very.
Investment three different times and I've said repeatedly that there is no doubt that.
Helped to reduce violence and -- your pain nothing and you.
But and it didn't want to know now he's still wouldn't support it -- -- and -- and then.
If it's pretty straightforward.
By -- putting ten to twelve billion dollars a month 200 billion dollars that's money that could've gone into Afghanistan.
Those -- additional troops could have gone into Afghanistan.
Lanny Davis formal White House counsel for President Clinton says this -- debate is hosting Obama.
-- why do you say that Obama is wrong not to say that the so it won't.
Liked that didn't say that I spoke only for myself and it column that are broad.
In which I said I was convinced the surge would fail.
Not reduce violence just throw good money after bad good good.
Young people after a futile effort in the middle of a sectarian civil war.
And I wrote that I was wrong.
That the facts on the ground have proven need to be wrong now I've heard Senator Obama agreed.
That as a result of the surge violence was reduced.
Whether he's put into a corner and forced to say the words.
Now looking back on it we were all wrong about this church not reducing violence.
Is part of this culture of gotcha that the media is into Katie Couric has to get Barack Obama to say the exact words that she wants him to say.
When he's already said that the surge did reduce violence and that's where the semantical gotcha culture comes and.
Does it match -- the media is filled with good images of Barack Obama on -- foreign trip.
The media cavalcade that's following him is.
I have to use the expression in the tank for Obama does it match about this discussed in this argument about whether the so it -- -- -- set about it.
I think it matters very much.
That the American people get through the media got -- to try to force people into pigeon holes whether it's John McCain.
Or who happens to make a mistake on describing the Pakistan border got you.
Or whether it's Katie Couric tried to get.
Barack Obama to say I was wrong -- he had to say the words that she wants him to say and here's what's important Stewart.
Both men are starting to say the same thing we're not when a pullout precipitously I've changed my mind on that.
We have a moral obligation with the progress that they've made to form a stable democracy.
To leave a residual force behind Barack Obama has said that.
And John McCain has taken back his notion of being there for a hundred years and now you have.
The Maliki government describing some kind of a deadline there seems to be a convergence.
-- here even though the media still wants to play gotcha politics.
Barack Obama's has been in Israel recent -- past couple days.
In the 04 election John Kerry got over 80% of the American Jewish vote.
What proportion of the Jewish vote do you think Obama will -- in 08.
You know his stance on Israel is very clear and as is John McCain so neither one will be advantaged -- that our nation's commitment to Israel.
The reason why Jewish voters are overwhelmingly for democratic candidates historically Stewart.
Is because of liberalism vs conservative but will Obama get 80%.
I believe that he will get about what John Kerry and prior Democrats have received because his ideology on progressive.
Stands on the issues choice person's right to life.
Other issues not just because of Israel because both he and McCain are identical in their commitment is Lanny Davis thank you -- much appreciate it through.
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