Maliki endorses Obama’s plan for withdrawal from Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told a German magazine he supported prospective U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's proposal that U.S. troops should leave Iraq within 16 months.

In an interview with Der Spiegel released on Saturday, Maliki said he wanted U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq as soon as possible.

"U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes." (cont.)

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The Holy American Empire is heavily invested in taking over the parts of the Middle East that has oil. Leaving Iraq is not an option ... unless the so-called government left behind uses financial chicanery to supply oil to American targets for 70% of the world oil price.

It's ludicrous to think that voting Democrat this time will end the war. That's a lie that wore itself out several elections ago. The Congress is just itching to invade Iran.

Which swing state will the Dems blame for their failure this time?

It's ludicrous to think that voting Democrat this time will end the war

The war's been over. This is an occupation

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"U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes."
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First of all, there's been a lot of talk about pulling out of Iraq for some time, by many people - as well as speculation on the time frame to accomplish it. Obama did not 'think this one up' - even though he's trying to take credit for the plan. He's just repeating what othes' have said before anybody even heard the name "obama".

Secondly - Obama is not our president - yet. He may never be our president. If the time comes when he is elected as president, then I guess then would be a good time to talk policy, pulling out of Iraq, pros & cons, when & how. But for now, we have a president - whether we like Bush or not, good or bad, smart or stupid. I think it's a little presumptuous & gutsy for Obama to talking about when our troops will be pulled out, and to pretend that it was his idea when it was not.

Starling, we know you dislike Obama.   But no one said he invented the idea to pull out of Iraq.  Of the 2 candidates left, he's apparently the only one on the same page with the sovereign Iraqis.   It's rather ironic that the corporate media makes McCain out to be some foreign policy expert.  When low and behold, Obama reflects what most of the nation wants (get out of Iraq responsibly) and shows the old man up. 

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pink, It's not that I dislike Obama as much as I'd like some serious reasons to like him. The same can be said of McCain. My concern with Obama is that he maybe is a great talker, has charisma - but I dont see a lot of depth, no real plans to make his talk of change & hope real. I get nervous that he's been made into this second coming - when it's based mainly on his personality & talk. My main concerns with Obama is some of the more creepy people he's been affilitated with (not the preacher), and whether he'll end up giving more hand outs to illegals instead of toughening up immigration & the borders. Whether he'll create a lot of programs that benefit only minorities - on our tax dollars (when a lot of non-minorities could use programs as well). His race & religion have never really been an issue with me - however I did see him dressed in Muslim garb from a few years back- that I admit made me a tad nerous. I'm concerned that his wife seems to be very angry & possibly racist (pillow talk). I'm afraid his presidency will result in a worse nanny state than it is now.

I have many similar concens about McCain - he's no prize, and has skeletons in his closet as well. McCain could easily do as much or more damage to this country as Obama. I guess I'm looking for good things about either of them, and coming up empty.

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