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Obama Pledges to Bring Troops Home as 1st Pres Act

Obama Pledges to Bring Troops Home as First Presidential Act
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/alerts/322
January 5, 2008

In an 11-minute interview with hometown Chicago radio broadcaster and journalist, Roland Martin, Barack Obama revealed that his first act, if elected president, would be to pull our troops out of Iraq as quickly as possible.

You can listen to the interview, conducted the morning after Obama's victory in Iowa here.

BuzzFlash has excerpted the key Iraq question and answer below. But there's a lot more interesting stuff to listen to in a rather candid, hoarse conversation between Obama and Martin.

Roland Martin: If you are elected what is the very first thing that you focus on as Commander in Chief of this country?

Barack Obama: Well, we will call in the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I will give them a new assignment and that is to bring our troops home in a careful, responsible way, but to end this occupation in Iraq. I will call in my Secretary of State and initiate the diplomacy that's needed to make sure that exit is accompanied by negotiations between the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds.

Obama responds to a number of revealing questions, including discussing how he would stop the tax breaks for the wealthy.

As far as the claim that he lacks experience, Obama pointed out that if he lacks experience how is he out organizing political campaigns that have been running for years.

A good point indeed.

Obama also discusses the echoing of Lincoln and MLK in his speeches.

But his first step as president would be to take the steps necessary to bring our troops home from Iraq.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

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And if You Haven't Seen the BuzzFlash Visit to Barack's Barber Shop...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO3g7olblIk


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