Obama Arrives In Iraq To Meet With Both Iraqi, US Leaders

July 21, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama arrived in Iraq on Monday to meet with both Iraqi and U.S. leaders...Boston (ChattahBox) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama arrived in Iraq on Monday to meet with both Iraqi and U.S. leaders.

He is set to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, as well as President Jalal Talabani. On top of that, he will also be meeting with several senior U.S. military commanders.

He arrived with Senators Jack Reed and Chuck Hagel as part of a Congressional delegation.

This is the second trip to Iraq for Obama after he went back in January 2006. He has vowed that if he is elected president, he will pull out U.S. troops within 16 months of taking over the White House.

Obama spent Sunday night in Kuwait and heads to Iraq as part of his overseas tour.


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