Found this on Hotair.com:
AFP:Obama camp hits back at Iraq double-talk claim
In the New York Post, conservative Iranian-born columnist Amir Taheri quoted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying the Democrat made the demand when he visited Baghdad in July, while publicly demanding an early withdrawal.
“He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington,” Zebari said in an interview, according to Taheri.
“However, as an Iraqi, I prefer to have a security agreement that regulates the activities of foreign troops, rather than keeping the matter open,” Zebari reportedly said. …
Obama’s national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said Taheri’s article bore “as much resemblance to the truth as a McCain campaign commercial.”
In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a “Strategic Framework Agreement” governing the future of US forces until after President George W. Bush leaves office, she said.
I don't have much to add - I don't care about the beckering on whether or not a reporter was truthful, not truthful enough, or "took it out of context". Although I'm not a lawyer - or an expert on US constitution, I believe the following statement by Ed Morrissey to be spot on:
The Senate should investigate this as a gross violation of the Constitution and the separation of powers between the branches of government.
We can bet that this Senate, won't do Jack Sh@@, Democrat control senate would not investigate their presidential candidate two months before an election. Because justice is not what this Senate is all about.
I know that today the economy takes center stage in the news and the electoral discussion, but to me diplomacy and security sound like a bigger issue. Politicians can talk all they want, they didn't build Wall Street, they never changed it. SEC regulations are violated daily and there hadn't been a senate hearing in ages. The Obama camp can throw mud at McCain all they want about the economy, some will buy into that - but there are greater issues at hand.
Experience matters - demagogy should be penalized, and crossing constitutional separations should be severely reprimanded.
More at Weasel Zippers and national-review.com: McCain: Why the Fu@@ did Obama try and Delay the Withdrawal of US Forces From Iraq?......
At this point, it is not yet clear what official American negotiations Senator Obama tried to undermine with Iraqi leaders, but the possibility of such actions is unprecedented. It should be concerning to all that he reportedly urged that the democratically-elected Iraqi government listen to him rather than the US administration in power. If news reports are accurate, this is an egregious act of political interference by a presidential candidate seeking political advantage overseas. Senator Obama needs to reveal what he said to Iraq's Foreign Minister during their closed door meeting. The charge that he sought to delay the withdrawal of Americans from Iraq raises serious questions about Senator Obama's judgment and it demands an explanation.
As mentioned above, Obama's camp revealed - and it's not any better than what Taheri suggested.