Thursday :: Nov 30, 2006

Al-Maliki: We Can Take Over In June 2007


by Steve

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Al-Maliki told the media, but not Bush, that his forces would be ready to take command throughout the country by June 2007. Al-Maliki also sidestepped Bush and Condi's questions about disarming al-Sadr's militia without committing to it, because he clearly cannot.

Reuters was told that the Baker/Hamilton report will recommend that American forces be redeployed from combat areas back to safe bases in Iraq or the region. In other words, Baker/Hamilton is recommending what John Murtha suggested months ago, which was summarily rejected by the White House as "cut and run."

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