From the story: While campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion." Read more.
Obama’s request to delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq should go over well with his anti-war left base. Most Obama yard signs are paired with yard signs stating “Support the troops – End the War”. Should read “Support the troops – Don’t End The War Just Yet”.