Thursday, August 07, 2008


I doubt we'll really leave, but I suppose it's a start.

BAGHDAD) Two Iraqi officials say the U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010 with remaining U.S. forces gone about three years later.

A U.S. official in Washington acknowledges progress has been made on the timelines for a U.S. departure but offered no firm date. Another U.S. official strongly suggested the 2010 date may be too ambitious.

It's more than 16 months after January, 2009, so Obama and McCain and Bush pretty much agree about everything on Iraq. [/davidbroderfredhiatt]