Monday :: Nov 21, 2005

So Much For The "Timetable=Terrorists Win" Argument


by Steve

Well, so much for the Bush Administration opposition to setting a timetable for a troop withdrawal because it will send a message of retreat to the terrorists: our “hosts” just told us to get on with it.

Iraqi leaders, meeting at a reconciliation conference in Cairo, urged an end to violence in the country and demanded a timetable for the withdrawal of coalition troops from Iraq.
In a final statement, read by Arab League chief Amre Moussa, host of the three-day summit, they called for "the withdrawal of foreign troops according to a timetable, through putting in place an immediate national program to rebuild the armed forces." No date was specified.
"The Iraqi people look forward to the day when the foreign forces leave Iraq, when it's armed and security forces will be rebuilt and when they can enjoy peace and stability and get rid of terrorism," the leaders said in the statement. The session was broadcast live from the Egyptian capital by al-Jazeera.
I’m glad to see the Arab League now wanting to step in and fix the mess in Iraq for us. When can we expect them to send in their own troops to replace ours?

Aside from that, how in hell will the White House now resist calls for a timetable? First Murtha, and now this.

And Cheney calls his opponents “delusional?”

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