What It Really Means To Be Out Of Touch
As previously noted, I don't think John McCain's wife's wealth will hurt his candidacy. I'm also about as excited about Barack Obama's coy Veep tease as I was about the impending arrivals of New Coke and Windows 2000. But Agence France-Presse is today reporting this:
Negotiators have finalised a deal which will see the complete withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by 2011, ending an eight-year occupation, the top official in the Iraqi team told AFP on Friday.
Under the 27-point deal all American combat troops will be withdrawn from Iraqi cities by next June, said negotiator Mohammed al-Haj Hammoud.
The agreement has already been approved by US President George W. Bush and now needs to be endorsed by Iraqi leaders, he added.
White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe, however, said the deal was yet to be finalised. "There are still discussions ongoing," he said. "It's not done until it's done."
Hammoud said Baghdad and Washington had agreed to "withdraw the US troops from Iraq by end of 2011."
So, Bush's views on timetables would seem to have evolved. Because they clearly weren't intelligently designed. It's a bit hard to figure out what John McCain thinks of timetables, because he doesn't seem to know, himself. Once again, history is simply passing McCain by.