Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Iraq sets a timetable

They don't say it in so many words, but they make it clear that they expect their country back when they are ready.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday he believed Iraqi forces were capable of taking over security around the country within 18 months, but he did not mention a timetable for U.S.-led coalition forces to leave.

In Washington, the White House said before a meeting between President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair that it was premature to talk about troop withdrawals.
Speaking for Our Dear Embattled Leader, Tony Snow practices commanding the tides to stop.
"I do not believe that you're going to hear the president or the prime minister say we're going to be out in one year, two years, four years," White House spokesman Tony Snow said. "I just don't think you're going to get any specific prediction of troops withdrawals."
Don't you just love it when ODEL pretends he is in command of his, and our, destiny.


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