Is Edwards Trying To Have It Both Ways On Combat Troops?

Tonight: "And I will do it in my first year in office. Combat missions ended. Combat troops out of Iraq, period.' Edwards: "We need to get combat troops out of Iraq. As president of the United States, I will do that. I think it's a requirement of leadership as president. And I will do it in my first year in office. Combat missions ended. Combat troops out of Iraq."

That's interesting.

Here's what Edwards said on September 7 – "As president, I will redeploy troops into Quick Reaction Forces outside of Iraq, to perform targeted missions against Al Qaeda cells and to prevent a genocide or regional spillover of a civil war."

The question: what if Al Qaeda cells are in Iraq? Would be not deploy them there?

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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