I’m at the debate media room at the GOP debate. A Romney representative says that Mitt Romney’s position on Iraq is nothing new and that no candidate believes that they will keep troops for a long time.

I am not sure that that is true. After all, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama advisers recognize, at least in private, that their plans require 100k+ troops to stay in the country for a long time. It is not clear that Romney would accept a formulation like that.

The Romney representative had no response to the pushback that Romney was the first person to state this.


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