Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Maliki: "..Bush Tried To Delay U.S. Withdrawal To Help McCain.."

Think Progress' WonkRoom, here
"...MALIKI: Actually, the final date was really the end of 2010 and the period between the end of 2010 and the end of 2011 was for withdrawing the remaining troops from all of Iraq, but they [the Bush administration] asked for a change [in date] due to political circumstances related to the domestic situation [in the US] so it will not be said to the end of 2010 followed by one year for withdrawal but the end of 2011 as a final date. Agreement has been reached on this issue. They are willing to respond positively because they, too, are facing a critical situation..."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats funny. I was talking about the same issue today, about an hour ago just outside. A friend had the NY times and quoted bush saying "give me 7 million, trust me" ahha. Anyways I was telling him that the chances are high that he would be leaving a clear and beneficial path for McCain, possibly for self interest, or for passing around the republican torch. In any case, it's good to know that I was going in the right direction with my argument.