WITHDRAWAL….Over at TPM, William Hartung reviews the bidding and concludes that “this week’s Democratic presidential debate underscored the fact that none of the party’s frontrunners supports a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq any time soon.” He recommends reading the timeline put together by the Washington Post’s Michael Dobbs to get a good sense of just where Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stand on the subject.

Bottom line: although Obama has been consistent in opposing the invasion, he and Hillary have taken pretty similar positions on withdrawal since then. I’d say that’s about right, and over the past few months what few disagreements they had have been sanded down even more. I have a very hard time really seeing any daylight between them at this point.

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