Maliki makes note of the fact that the UN mandate requires the Coalition stay in Iraq until the Iraqis can maintain security themselves. Doesn't this kind of complicate the whole withdrawal scenario the Democratic leadership has been promising? I think they have gotten a bit ahead of themselves, last time I looked George W. Bush is still president and Commander in Chief. Maybe they should stick to making promises they can actually keep. But would they keep this promise in any event? When Murtha's suggestion that the United States cut and run was put to a vote, it managed a something like 3 out of 435. Now they say they will push to begin troop withdrawals in about 6 months. Just what does push mean?
Maliki also has plans for a shake up in his cabinet. That might be a good idea if the right people get shook.
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