Is Obama following the Bush Doctrine with Iraq withdrawl timeline?

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    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.

    Its interesting.
     
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    Maliki Is A New Saddam...
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    Exclusive: Iraqi Vice President: Maliki Is Becoming a New Saddam
    DECEMBER 22, 2011 - An arrest warrant for Iraq's Sunni vice president just days after the U.S. troop withdrawal has sparked fears that the country may once again plunge into sectarian violence.
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    Iraq Vice President says PM al-Maliki behaving like Saddam Hussein
    Friday 23rd December, 2011 : Iraq Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, who is facing an arrest warrant on terror charges, has accused Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of behaving like former leader Saddam Hussein.
     
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    Maliki eliminatin' the competition...
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    Iraq could slide back into civil war
    May 11, 2012 - Al Maliki's actions seem to align with Iran's strategic interest in consolidating Shiite control in the country
     
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    Just as long as you also blame Bush if anything goes wrong after the withdrawal according to the Bush timeline.

    Of course, we know the CON$ will give Bush the credit if the Bush withdrawal timetable goes well but they will blame Obama if it fails.
     
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    edthecynic, PLYMCO_PILGRIM, et al,

    (COMMENT)

    It is not a matter of "who" you blame for what. It is a matter of understanding the original intent versus the outcomes.

    And that has to do with US Foreign Policy in, not only Iraq, but the entire region. And it is do, in no small measure, to the lack of understanding what we (The US) was planning to do after the cessation of hostilities (PHASE IV - Post War Activities).

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    R
     

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