Barack Obama may visit Iraq
Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama is considering visiting American troops in Iraq this summer but has declined an invitation from presumptive Republican candidate John McCain to take a joint trip to the war-ravaged country.
In a brief interview with the New York Times, Obama said his campaign is considering taking a foreign trip after he secures the Democratic presidential nomination. No details have been set, he said, but added: “Iraq would obviously be at the top of the list of stops.”
Obama visited Iraq in January 2006 as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East, but he has not returned since he became a presidential candidate.