With the increased fawning of attention to Obama by the old media I feel the need to point you to some good analysis on this whole Obama/Maliki supposed agreement on getting out of Iraq. To put it in the proper perspective, Peter Wehner over at The Corner explains Obama's Use of the Maliki Comments
- In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine released Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said U.S. troops should leave Iraq "as soon as possible" and he called presidential candidate Barack Obama's suggestion of 16 months "the right timeframe for a withdrawal." The national security adviser to the Obama campaign, Susan Rice, said the senator welcomed Maliki's support, saying, "This presents an important opportunity to transition to Iraqi responsibility, while restoring our military and increasing our commitment to finish the fight in Afghanistan." Iraqi spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh quickly stated that Maliki's comments had been "misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately." Max Boot analyzes Maliki's statement and subsequent clarification and context over at Contentions.
Go read the rest to see an anology that points out how ludicrous this is.