McCain: I Like Maliki’s Timetable, Not Obama’s

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July 25, 2008 5:09 p.m.

So in the interview that just ran on CNN, John McCain said that al Maliki’s 16 month timetable for withdrawal from Iraq is a “pretty good timetable.” He only adds that “they have to be based on conditions on the ground.”

In other words, Barack Obama’s 16 month timetable is a catastrophe but al Maliki’s is “pretty good”. And the difference is that al Maliki’s is based on conditions on the ground and Obama’s isn’t — even though they’re both 16 months.

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