Friday, May 11, 2007

Iraqi Parliament To US: Adopt Withdrawal Timetable

Finally, something Iraqis and Americans agree upon.

A majority of members of Iraq's Parliament have signed a draft bill that would require a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from their occupation of Iraq, while also freezing current troop levels. (Story here.)

We don't know why this isn't the lead story in today's newspapers. Heck, if Iraq's Parliament wants us out, let's go.

By the way, no one is talking about packing up and leaving tomorrow. What we need is a carefully phased pullout over the next year, with Iraqi forces taking over security duties. Will they do as good a job as us? Probably not in the short term. But it's their country, and in the long term, without the U.S. there, they will work it out.

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