Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cheney supports Obama's plan to exit Iraq

On CNN's State of the Union today, former VP Dick Cheney told Jon King that he thinks Obama's plan to remove most U.S. troops by August, 2010, will be succesful. He also approves of the Presiden'ts decision to leave around 50,000 troops as a force after that date until a complete exit in 2011. And he thought Obama has done a good job of balancing his campaign promise to withdraw from Iraq with listening to commanders on the ground.

You'd never know any of that from reading CNN's story on the interview, though, which focuses on Cheney's belief that Obama is wrong for ending the torturing of detainees.

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