The AP reports that democrat candidate for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants all US Troops out of Iraq by 2009, in a clear partisan attack that undermines U.S. soldiers in Iraq and other fronts of the war against Islamofacism.
Almost as they had advance notice of Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech, the Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad is ready to step in to the void HRC wants to create in Iraq.
According to the NY Times, he:
...outlined an ambitious plan to greatly expand its economic and military ties with Iraq — including an Iranian national bank branch in the heart of the capital — that will almost certainly bring Iran into further conflict with American forces who have detained a number of Iranian operatives here in recent weeks.
The ambassador, Hassan Kazemi Qumi, said Iran was prepared to offer Iraqi forces training, equipment and advisers for what he called “the security fight.” In the economic area, Mr. Qumi said, Iran was ready to assume major responsibility for the reconstruction of Iraq, an area of notable failure on the part of the United States since American-led forces overthrew Saddam Hussein in the invasion nearly four years ago.