Obama may have tried to influence Iraqi politicians into negotiating with the United States. A newspaper printed that Obama told Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in June that an agreement between the United States and leaders to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2008 should not go into effect unless their is congressional approval. An agreement was almost near between the U.S. and Iraq.
From this sparked Sarah Palin, said that Obama puts "ambition above country." Palin later stated, "In a way that would set back America's cause there, while advancing his campaign here." Palin says that Obama will set back America. Palin also said, "To put political ambitions in front of doing what's right for our troops is breathtaking, and it's unacceptable." Palin just wants things to go good for the troops in the war. She feels Obama won't accomplish that.