The Corner

Re: Obama and Maliki

Pete: Sure, McCain can still argue that Obama’s judgment, particularly on the surge, has been wrong. But Obama will also still be able to argue that McCain was wrong to support the invasion of Iraq in the first place. And on the forward-looking question, McCain’s charge that Obama’s course would be reckless is looking a lot weaker today. I don’t see any way to deny that this development helps Obama.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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