Sunday, November 16, 2008

Iraq votes for us to leave

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The Iraqi Cabinet on Sunday approved a security pact that would set the terms for U.S. troops in Iraq.

The agreement sets June 30, 2009, as the deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from all Iraqi cities and towns, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.

The date for all troops to leave Iraq will be December 31, 2011, he said.

These dates are "set and fixed" and are "not subject to the circumstances on the ground," he said.

This resolution isn't passed: it now goes to the Iraqi Parliament, which will very likely pass it.

A timetable. Not subject to circumstances on the ground.

This should not only accelerate President Obama's move to withdraw from Iraq - it will make it very hard for the right-wingers to oppose it.

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