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July 18, 2008

U.S. And Iraq Agree To Set Troop Reduction Goal

  Slowly but surely Obama’s ideas on Pakistan, Iran and Iraq are all being implemented by Bush.  It seems to me that Obama should be in charge of Foreign Policy for the next six months! 

The United States and Iraq have agreed to seek ”a general time horizon” for deeper reductions in American combat troops in Iraq.

Iraqi officials, in a sign of growing confidence as violence decreases, have been pressuring the United States to agree to a specific timeline to withdraw U.S. forces. President Bush has adamantly opposed a timeline, and the White House said Friday that the timeframe being discussed would not be ”an arbitrary date for withdrawal.”

Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki talked about the timing issue as part of discussions over a broader security agreement to keep American troops in Iraq after a U.N. mandate expires on December 31, 2008.

The White House says the two leaders, in a conversation on Thursday, agreed that the accord should include ”a general time horizon for meeting aspirational goals, such as the resumption of Iraqi security control in their cities and provinces and the further reduction of U.S. combat forces from Iraq.”

Iraq has proposed requiring U.S. forces to fully withdraw five years after the Iraqis take the lead on security nationwide — though that precondition could take years.



  1. Just look at all those fancy Republic words. Gee, they must have opened the dictionary and looked for just the right words to deceive the American people. The boy Bush has no intention on pulling out. He and Cheney want that oil.

    Comment by Cats r Flyfishn — July 18, 2008 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  2. Cats you are very funny! And YES, it’s all about the oil, oil, oil! Now that things are ‘settling’ down in Iraq Bush, Cheney and the republicans who believe that the economy is ‘just fine’ are licking their lips! Did you see that McBush based his economic plans on the money we ‘should’ receive from Iraq? They are so transparent and they are stupid enough to believe that Americans don’t see what they’re doing. Arrogance!!!

    Comment by Paulette — July 18, 2008 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

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