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    US, Iraq reach deal to pull US troops out by June
    By MATTHEW LEE and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
    31 minutes ago

    BAGHDAD - Iraq and the U.S. have reached preliminary agreement to withdraw American forces from Iraqi cities by next June, six years into the increasingly unpopular war, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Thursday after meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    The negotiations over a withdrawal timetable follow long insistence by President Bush that setting any schedule for U.S. troops to leave would be dangerous. The draft agreement with Iraq would link troop reductions to achievement of certain security milestones, although the details have not been made public.

    Time has become ever more important in discussions between U.S. and Iraqi officials with Bush heading into its final months and the presidential candidates tussling daily over how and when they would move to end the war.

    Democrat Barack Obama has said he would begin pulling troops out immediately upon taking office and have all combat forces out within 16 months. Republican John McCain has said the situation in Iraq will dictate any pullout schedule, not a timetable set up without consideration of how the war is going.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

    Enjoy... the Justhomp/Stormy/farewellnavy/LA Dep/ (possibly LASchoolCop) / ME!/ and whoever else going at it I just see it coming.
    Last edited by Taylor13; 08-21-2008, 05:20 PM.

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    Sounds like the only way we leave anywhere is if the Iraqis can maintain security. If violence continues, we stay. That's what I get from reading this anyway, and it doesn't sound like anything new. Just kind of a publicity stunt to hush some people.

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    • #3
      shhhhhhhhhhhhhh quiet with that man.

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      • #4
        Columbus wins this round.

        Glad to see you're learning grasshopper.

        “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

        "You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him."

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        • #5
          Even if the timetable were definite, the Iraqis never honor their agreements, so why would be honor ours?
          Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
          Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            ... and in July, here comes Iran, backed by Russia to take over Iraq and her oil.

            But it ain't our problem......right?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post
              ... and in July, here comes Iran, backed by Russia to take over Iraq and her oil.

              But it ain't our problem......right?
              The thing is that the current Iraqi government that we prop up is pretty much a proxy government for Iran...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BigPat View Post
                The thing is that the current Iraqi government that we prop up is pretty much a proxy government for Iran...
                Really? Why? Or... rather how so...
                No, Why, is better, why would we do that?
                They will all look up to me and shout, "Save us!", and I will whisper back... "No."

                LAW is not JUSTICE

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by midnight_v View Post
                  Really? Why? Or... rather how so...
                  No, Why, is better, why would we do that?
                  We didn't intend for that to happen. But the government is a majority Shia, and there are quite the few that are in the pockets of Iran...
                  “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

                  "You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him."

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