Well, that wraps it up for the Dems - the presidential frontrunners just accepted co-ownership of the Iraqi occupation.
Among all of the leading Democratic candidates for president, none was willing to commit to a promise in a campaign debate that all of the U.S. combat forces deployed in Iraq will be gone by 2013, the end of the next president's term in office.Following hard on the heels of Dems on the Hill, who rushed to buy shares in Bush's next war today and yesterday, it can officially be said - put a fork in the Democratic Party, it's done.
"It's hard to project four years from now," said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, at the start of a debate of the Democratic candidates in Hanover, N.H.
"It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting," said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who has vowed that if President Bush has not ended the war in Iraq by the time the next president takes office, "I will."
"I cannot make that commitment," said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, answering the question posed in a televised debate in the state that will hold the first of the presidential primary elections in January.
"What I heard tonight was, even at the end of their terms the war will not end," said Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, promising to bring the troops home as president.
Is it too late to draft Bernie Sanders?