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Friday, January 13, 2012

Obama’s campaign manager says “Bring home the troops!”

I just noticed an email I got on Jan 4 from Jim Messina, the campaign manager for Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection bid. Discussing Iowa’s Republican primary he says [my emphasis]

The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory. No matter who the Republicans nominate, we'll be running against someone who has embraced that agenda in order to win -- vowing to let Wall Street write its own rules, end Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely, restrict a woman's right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.

Now there is a lot of partisan nonsense here but the one that really stuck out was “leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely” I thought that the all the US soldiers had left which is a pretty big deal for Obama to take credit for. Why is his campaign manager so out of touch with what his boss is actually doing?