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Obama Adviser: Hopefully We Stay in Iraq for a Century

3:22 PM, Mar 22, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Obama aide Gen. Tony McPeak is in the news for comparing Bill Clinton to Joseph McCarthy, but it's a good opportunity to revisit some comments McPeak made just about five years ago today in an interview with the Oregonian (via Hot Air):

[Q:] Is Iraq the last country we confront in the Middle East?

[McPeak:] Who wants to volunteer to get cross-ways with us? We'll be there a century, hopefully. If it works right.

So the Obama advisers continue to cause trouble. Samantha Power insisted that Obama would "not rely on some plan that he's crafted as a presidential candidate" to get U.S. forces out of Iraq, Susan Rice insisted that Obama was not ready to answer that 3 am phone call, and Austan Goolsbee insisted Obama wouldn't really do anything about NAFTA. Now we see that Obama's military adviser understands perfectly well why McCain would keep U.S. troop in Iraq for so long. Oh, and there's that little story about Obama's "spiritual adviser."