In negotiations with the United States for a new Security Pact between Iraq and the United States, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is insisting on a firm time-table for withdrawal of all United States forces – no residual forces, no option for slowing or delaying the withdrawal based on conditions on the ground – complete withdrawal by a set date. In other words Maliki is insisting that the United States sign on to Barack Obama's Iraq policy – a policy that John McCain and the Bush Administration had for months labeled a policy of defeat and surrender. Strangely, the "liberal" media have not been trumpeting this vindication of Barack Obama's judgment, foresight and leadership.
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