Obama Confirmed That He Has Never Attempted To Meet With Gen. Petraeus. Question: "He's saying outside of those meetings on the Hill, you would not set up your own meetings with General Petraeus, never attempted to meet with him?" Obama: "And I haven't - look, it's just a flippant comment, it's not designed to actually talk about substance. It's a political comment that doesn't get anywhere." (Sen. Barack Obama , Press Conference, 5/28/08)
Obama Was In Iraq For Two Days In 2006. "Obama ... met with U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Saturday [ January 6, 2006 ]. He said before his two-day trip to Iraq that he wanted to ask U.S. commanders what a realistic time frame was for bringing troops home." ( Jason Straziuso , "Obama Says Minorities Must Be More Involved In Iraq's Government," The Associated Press, 1/7/06)
It Has Been 880 Days Since Obama Visited Troops And Commanders In Iraq . (GOP Website, www.gop.com, Accessed 5/29/08)
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