Sunday, July 20, 2008
In light Obama's trip to the Middle East, the debate over troop withdraw has resurfaced. It started when a German Magazine quoted Iraqi's Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki saying that he endorsed Obama's plan to withdraw troops within 16 month. Later a spokesman for the Prime Minister said that the German paper Misquoted the Prime Minister. What Malikia said he agreed, with slight changes, with the frame; however, the determination to withdraw is based on security improvements on the ground. John McCain has been saying all along that withdraw should be based on security improvements all along. While McCain want to see troop withdraw too, he believes that if we withdraw too quickly, it could impede on security improvements. So we have both candidates want troop withdraw, but one candidate wants a public time table.