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It seems that the White House is now bowing to a heavily coded timetable for troop withdrawals from Iraq. In a White House statement just released, we have this …

In the area of security cooperation, the President and the Prime Minister agreed that improving conditions should allow for the agreements now under negotiation to include a general time horizon for meeting aspirational goals — such as the resumption of Iraqi security control in their cities and provinces and the further reduction of U.S. combat forces from Iraq. The President and Prime Minister agreed that the goals would be based on continued improving conditions on the ground and not an arbitrary date for withdrawal.

Keep an eye out here for a concerted Bush-McCain push to take Iraq off the table for the election. They declare victory, say we’ll be out in no time. So what’s to argue about?

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