…you must admit that it is impressive.
Even before Obama takes office in January his view that troops must be home in a fixed time line takes effect.
The agreement sets June 30, 2009, as the deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from all Iraqi cities and towns, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.
The date for all troops to leave Iraq will be December 31, 2011, he said.
These dates are “set and fixed” and are “not subject to the circumstances on the ground,” he said.
I know that those negotiations were ongoing – but they only started once Obama was the Democrat candidate – Bush saw what was coming and I suppose can take his little bit of credit for getting something started.
But the Iraqis have said that they want to rule their own country which is a good thing – and most of all it means that the American troops will be home – and that is the best of all!
But not only that – for Obama, there will be no honeymoon, that is for sure.
Medvedev, in Washington for the G-20 economic summit, said he hoped to meet with President-elect Barack Obama soon.
I can imagine that Obama will be spending many days with foreign leaders. Many had lost hope about the US with Bush in power. Now there is a new hope among the world and its leaders – and Obama can bring about a certain diplomatic solution to the current missile crisis – and where those missiles are going to go, or not as the case is – as soon as he speaks with the Russian leader.
Looks good so far – and Obama isn’t even president yet!
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