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memyselfI
06-16-2006, 06:04 PM
Per MSNBC tonight.

DUHbya didn't mention that in his victory lap this week, did he? :hmmm: ROFL

I'll try to find a link.

patteeu
06-16-2006, 06:09 PM
Per MSNBC tonight.

DUHbya didn't mention that in his victory lap this week, did he? :hmmm: ROFL

I'll try to find a link.

When you find it, make sure it really says PM and not President or Deputy PM or some other official.

memyselfI
06-16-2006, 06:18 PM
When you find it, make sure it really says PM and not President or Deputy PM or some other official.

Ok, sorry, it was only the PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF IRAQ...I'll edit my topic header.

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/world/14823067.htm

Top Sunni asked Bush for pullout timeline
Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's vice president has asked President Bush for a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq, the Iraqi president's office said.

Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, made the request during his meeting with Bush on Tuesday, when the U.S. president made a surprise visit to Iraq.

"I supported him in this," President Jalal Talabani said in a statement released Wednesday. Al-Hashimi's representatives could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

Bush made it clear during his visit that the U.S. military presence - now at about 132,000 troops - would continue, though he stressed the fate of the Iraqis was in their own hands.

Al-Hashimi also said there were "promises to free about 3,500 detainees" by June 26, the statement from Talabani's office said. That number that would be above the 2,500 to be freed as part of a bid by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to soothe Sunni Arabs over allegations of random detentions and maltreatment at the hands of the Shiite-led government.

More than 450 detainees were being released Thursday as part of al-Maliki's national reconciliation efforts, according to the U.S. military.

The vice president also complained about a number of covert prisons run by the Shiite-led Interior Ministry "where many violations are committed," according to the statement from the president's office.

Such detention centers have been discovered in recent months and al-Hashimi said they "contradict the principles on which the new Iraqi is being built and quick steps should be taken to close them."

The vice president stressed the need for an "emergency plan to tackle the overall issue of detainees (held by) the interior and defense ministries" and for the release of all detainees held without cause, the statement said.

Logical
06-16-2006, 07:56 PM
If this is true, that is a true sign of progress in Iraq. Progress I can applaud. If they truly stand on their own two feet and we are no longer there, the occupation will have been a shocking success. I hope this happens and that I can say I was wrong.:thumb:

Adept Havelock
06-16-2006, 08:13 PM
If this is true, that is a true sign of progress in Iraq. Progress I can applaud. If they truly stand on their own two feet and we are no longer there, the occupation will have been a shocking success. I hope this happens and that I can say I was wrong.:thumb:

I'm with you on this one. I've said before I'm all for providing weapons, training, intel, money, and whatever similar support they need. However, they need to be the ones fighting to defend what we've given them by now.

patteeu
06-16-2006, 08:37 PM
I wouldn't get my hopes up for a timeline anytime soon if I were you guys.

go bowe
06-16-2006, 08:38 PM
party pooper...

Adept Havelock
06-16-2006, 08:50 PM
I wouldn't get my hopes up for a timeline anytime soon if I were you guys.
Neither would I. I don't expect a serious discussion or a draw down and of a pull-out until Late Spring to Mid Summer 2008. Got to time the pull out for maximum domestic political effect, just like the original sales pitch timed for the 02 elections. Like Andy Card said, you've got to time the rollout of a new product. :p

Logical
06-16-2006, 10:06 PM
Neither would I. I don't expect a serious discussion or a draw down and of a pull-out until Late Spring to Mid Summer 2008. Got to time the pull out for maximum domestic political effect, just like the original sales pitch timed for the 02 elections. Like Andy Card said, you've got to time the rollout of a new product. :p

Not just that, I still think there is little doubt that setting up a country was never the real objective. I think we will never be given the true objective and we will stay because it is in the interest of that unstated objective, not to build a country.

Adept Havelock
06-16-2006, 10:30 PM
Not just that, I still think there is little doubt that setting up a country was never the real objective. I think we will never be given the true objective and we will stay because it is in the interest of that unstated objective, not to build a country.

Considering how quickly we looted the States assets, I wouldn't be terribly surprised.

listopencil
10-26-2006, 12:51 AM
BUMP