Is Obama following the Bush Doctrine with Iraq withdrawl timeline?
Chris Weigant: Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
So, from the huffington post article, it appears Obama is just going along with Bush's plans with Iraq, for iraq.
Quote: Originally Posted by huffington post
So, the bargaining began with Obama suggesting 16-month timeline for withdrawal of all American troops (later hedged with unspecified residual force staying after this time). This would have meant all troops would have left around the end of May, 2010. Bush offered Maliki the date of December 31, 2011 for all combat forces to withdraw from Iraq. Maliki countered that the end of 2011 sounded just fine, but that all American forces would be gone by then. Bush reluctantly agreed to this, and to the June, 2009 deadline for American troops to be out of Iraqi cities.
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