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Press TV as a Measuring Stick

One outlet that’s particularly keen on holding President Obama to his pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq within his first sixteen months is the Iranian-government backed Press TV. In an article published on its website, Press TV lambastes the newly sworn in president for meeting with Pentagon officials and not imploring the Department of Defense to stick with his campaign pledge:

During Obama’s first meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon last week, he did not mention a 16-month timeline, according to officials who were present.

Well, this is reassuring. Here’s a general rule for the Obama administration: When the tyrants agree with you, be alarmed. But as long as they continue to worry about the presence of American troops, and America’s commitment to a fledgling democracy, you’re on the right side of things.


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