last week rupert murdoch's NY post published an article accusing obama of asking the iraq government to delay reaching a status of forces agreement with the u.s. until after the election. that allegation, however, was based on the word of a single individual, amir taheri, a man with a long history of lying about explosive stories involving the region, and a history of forcing the media to issue retractions after depending on his version of events. but little details like an unreliable source didn't stop right blogistan from going nuts over the allegations, with some breathlessly asserting that the allegations meant that obama committed treason.
today, we learn that what actually happened is almost the exact opposite from what the conservatives were claiming last week. in fact, bush asked maliki to agree to a later withdrawal timetable in the SOFA to help the mccain campaign. and unlike last week's "scoop" that was sourced by someone dubious like taheri, this time the story came directly from iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki.
holy crap, the president letting politics interfere with the biggest foreign policy issue facing this nation!?!?! it's time for more rightwing blogger outrage, right? right?...