Edwards says, "We should try to have a more serious and a smaller group."Clinton agrees, saying, "We've got to cut the number" and "They're not serious." She also says that she thought their campaigns had already tried to limit the debates and "we've got to get back to it."
GOI: Ah, nothing says American politics like trying to engineer the process. Remember how I was leaning toward Edwards?? Not anymore and you already know how I feel about Clinton. On the other hand I've been looking at Gov. Bill Richardson who seems to me to have the best experience of all: He's been governor so he has executive credentials, he's been an ambassador so he has international relations experience including all of the hot spots of the world (N. Korea, Middle East and Africa) and he has legislative experience from being a Congressman for 14 years (where he was progressive on environmental issues amongst other subjects).
On Thursday of last week a report surfaced that Richardson has used a Spanish word last year that some consider a slur against homosexuals but Richardson contends it was meant to be playful yet apologized to anyone offended. Moreover, he has one of the strongest records on gay rights issues of any of the candidates in this cycle.
BAGHDAD, July 14 — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki declared Saturday that Iraqi forces could secure the country on their own “any time” American troops decided to withdraw, his first response to the White House report this week that found his government falling well short of many political reforms and military goals sought by Congress.
“We say with confidence that we are capable, God willing, of taking full responsibility for the security file if the international forces withdraw in any time they wish,” Mr. Maliki said.
GOI: Well that's all that I need to hear so, time to go.
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