Monday, September 10, 2007

It's a Long, Long Way from July to September

Al-Maliki: Iraqi Forces Need More Time

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
The Associated Press Monday, September 10, 2007; 6:08 AM

BAGHDAD -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told lawmakers Monday that Iraqi forces were not ready to take over security from the U.S. military across the country.

"There have been tangible improvements in security in the recent period in Baghdad and the provinces but it is not enough," he told parliament.

BAGHDAD, July 14 — Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki declared Saturday that Iraqi forces could secure the country on their own “any time” American troops decided to withdraw, his first response to the White House report this week that found his government falling well short of many political reforms and military goals sought by Congress.
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__________________________________________________________________ And the days grow cold, when you reach December (particularly in the Congress). But we're back to the keyword 'disconnect,' when we assess Mr. Maliki's July get the hell out of here anytime comment and his pitiful mewing today.


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