Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Iraqi withdrawal 'deadlines'

"The deadlines sound clear enough in the security agreement: U.S. combat troops must be out of Iraqi urban areas by June, and all Americans should withdraw from the country by Dec. 31, 2011.

However, those deadlines have appeared anything but firm to Iraqis over the past week. Iraqi government spokesman Ali al Dabbagh suggested Thursday that Americans might be needed in the country for another 10 years.

And U.S. Gen. Ray Odierno, the top military commander in Iraq, said Saturday that American forces might remain in Iraqi cities after June, despite the deadline in the security agreement."


I'm still waiting for the "anti war community" to put pressure on the victorious "anti war candidate" to commit to the timeline for withdrawal.

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