BERLIN, July 19 (Reuters) - 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."
In other news, the US is getting involved diplomatically with Iran. And even though the talks ended with no nuclear agreement, the fact that the US is now willing to diplomatically engage with Iran is a refreshing sign.
One wonders if there is a concerted effort to steal Obama's thunder...or if Obama's positions are just better on their merits. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, so I think it's probably the latter.
How much you wanna bet that John McCain is going to stuff all that "surrender" talk now?