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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Two "pullouts"

Russia signed a ceasefire agreement with Georgia, and the U.S. throws a tantrum because they didn't pullout yesterday. George Bush declared "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq five years ago and the U.S. is still occupying Iraq. Ah, but there's news today:
Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see American troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, Iraqi and American officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The way it's written, with that "as soon as" phrase, you have to read it twice to realize that that's June 30, 2009, ten months away, not exactly around the corner.

You probably won't be surprised to read this, either:

In Washington, a senior military official said the deal is acceptable to the U.S. side, subject to formal approval by President Bush.
Yeah, sure it is. He'll be long gone by next June.

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