Yet another disappointing Illinois Senator
"We know these countries want us to fail and we should remain steadfast in our opposition to their support of terrorism and Iran's nuclear ambitions," Obama said. "But neither Iran nor Syria want to see a security vacuum in Iraq filled with chaos, terrorism, refugees and violence as it could have a destabilizing effect on the entire region and within Iran and Syria themselves "
The Iranians Syria don't want to see a security vacuum, eh? They have been striving mightily to get us out of Iraq, of course they want a vacuum. They want it, so that they may fill it.
Oh, and for "negotiating Iraq's future with neighboring Iran and Syria"... please. I can imagine what that conversation would look like...
US Representative: OK, lets talk about Iraq!
Iranian and Syrian Representatives: Why? You're leaving... Six months at the most, right?
US Representative: Uh, something like that. But you don't want instability in Iraq, so we need to cooperate!
Iranian and Syrian Representatives: Riiight, and if we do whatever our despotic/theocratic regime wants? What are you gonna do about it.
US Representative: uh... go to the UN?
Iranian and Syrian Representatives: Sure - we have two names for you. "Russia" and "China".
US Representative: ...
Iranian and Syrian Representatives: Anything else? M'kay, bye.