Sunday, July 15, 2007

Iraq P.M.: U.S. Can Leave any Time

P.M. al-Maliki made Bush and Petraeus look like ghouls during his press conference. I’d say it’s time pull out our forces and fast.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shrugged off U.S. doubts of his government’s military and political progress on Saturday, saying Iraqi forces are capable and American troops can leave “any time they want.”

One of his top aides, meanwhile, accused the United States of embarrassing the Iraqi government by violating human rights and treating his country like an “experiment in a U.S. lab.”

And if that isn’t bad enough—they attack the newly sainted Petreaus:

In addition, he said that al-Maliki has problems with the top U.S. commander, Gen. David Petraeus, who he said works along a “purely American vision.”

“There are disagreements that the strategy that Petraeus is following might succeed in confronting al-Qaida in the early period but it will leave Iraq an armed nation, an armed society and militias,” al-Suneid said.

And yet we’ll hear idle chatter from Lugar about the need to change policy in Iraq. Nothing so drastic as actually doing something…There is only one policy change worth discussing. A time-table for withdrawal.

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