Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs on CNN’s American Morning:
CHETRY: Can you give us a ballpark of what - of possibly how big a residual force and for how long they would need to be there?
GIBBS: No. Look, I'm not a commanding general on the ground. And obviously that would depend mightily on where we were in the situation with Iraq.
If the McCain camp had a bold enough sense of humor they’d run a “Obama would stay in Iraq 100 years” ad.
Yes. And let's see...Obama has no idea how many troops he would leave in Iraq nor does he know for how long. May we suggest that Obama was against:
...an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs, and undetermined consequences.
...before he was for it.
More Gibbs? This time on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, reacting to McCain’s ad criticizing Obama for cancelling his visit to wounded troops in Germany:
McCain’s ad on the subject is “totally inappropriate,” said they would be attacked no matter what they did. Called McCain “an honorable man running an increasingly dishonorable campaign.” “It’s beneath the John McCain we thought we knew.”
Now that McCain has started turning up the heat on Obama, the Obama campaign responds the only way they know how, by trying to throw McCain under the bus.
Uh, yeah, good luck with that, Team Obama.