MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell countered claims that the US was unable to keep troops in Iraq due to the Iraqi government’s refusal to negotiate an agreement with the US by stating the Obama administration “was more than willing” to take “no for an answer and get out of dodge” on Wednesday.
After Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) argued, “President Obama was willing to keep US forces in Iraq after 2011, but we were basically kicked out.” Mitchell responded, “Let me say, there’s been criticism, the way this administration handled that, handled the Maliki — I mean the Maliki government was the creation clearly of the previous Bush administration. But it’s very clear from a lot of observers that this White House was more than willing to accept yes for an — or no for an answer and get out of dodge…to leave Iraq.
(h/t Real Clear Politics)
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