The Campaign Spot

Obama’s $60 Billion Iraq Negotiation Delay

A reader notes, it’s rather disingenuous for Obama to complain that America is spending $10 billion a month in Iraq and then turn around and tell the Iraqi government to delay final negotiations on the Status of Force Agreement and the Strategic Framework Agreement with the U.S. government until January.

The time between Obama’s meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister on July 22 of this year and when the next president takes office on January 20 of next year is six months. Using Obama’s own numbers, holding off the way he wishes will cost the United States an extra $60 billion.