John Edwards responded to the White House’s “declaration of principles” for cooperation with Iraq yesterday, calling them “further proof that despite talking about a withdrawal, Bush is planning to pursue a ‘Korea-style’ American occupation of Iraq for 10 years or more.”
Meanwhile, a new Pew survey finds that nearly half of Americans have positive opinions about the situation in Iraq, for the first time in a long time.
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) said yesterday she would approach statesmen from both parties, including Colin Powell (NYT), to serve as emissaries for the United States. Powell had no comment.Republican candidate Mitt Romney has come under fire after a Christian Science Monitor op-ed recounted his statement at a fundraiser that he would not place a Muslim in a cabinet position in his administration. Romney said the comments were taken out of context.
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