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LogansPapa
07-07-2008, 01:09 PM
Mon Jul 7, 2008 10:54am EDT
By Dean Yates and Ahmed Rasheed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki raised the prospect on Monday of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops as part of negotiations over a new security agreement with Washington.

It was the first time the U.S.-backed Shi'ite-led government has floated the idea of a timetable for the removal of American forces from Iraq. The Bush administration has always opposed such a move, saying it would give militant groups an advantage.

The security deal under negotiation will replace a U.N. mandate for the presence of U.S. troops that expires on December 31.

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL0353522920080707?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true

marinejcksn
07-08-2008, 01:15 AM
Mon Jul 7, 2008 10:54am EDT
By Dean Yates and Ahmed Rasheed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki raised the prospect on Monday of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops as part of negotiations over a new security agreement with Washington.

It was the first time the U.S.-backed Shi'ite-led government has floated the idea of a timetable for the removal of American forces from Iraq. The Bush administration has always opposed such a move, saying it would give militant groups an advantage.

The security deal under negotiation will replace a U.N. mandate for the presence of U.S. troops that expires on December 31.

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL0353522920080707?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true

I still believe fixed timetables are a bad idea, however I do think we should draw down some non-essential units very soon in the future. I've got no doubts that my current 7 months here in Iraq are gonna last the full 7 months, we're not coming home early lol. We can't and wont accept defeat over here, even Obama wont let this turn out like how the government disgraced our Boys in Vietnam, we wont leave without some measure of a full total victory. :D

LogansPapa
07-08-2008, 10:07 AM
Well said, marinejcksn. All the best of luck and strength to you and your mission.:cool:

Zafod
07-08-2008, 10:37 AM
I still believe fixed timetables are a bad idea, however I do think we should draw down some non-essential units very soon in the future. I've got no doubts that my current 7 months here in Iraq are gonna last the full 7 months, we're not coming home early lol. We can't and wont accept defeat over here, even Obama wont let this turn out like how the government disgraced our Boys in Vietnam, we wont leave without some measure of a full total victory. :D

Well said for a jarhead ;)
Be safe brother.

jinxmchue
07-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Yeah, timetables are bogus. The troop withdrawl should be goal-oriented.

SarasotaRepub
07-08-2008, 09:38 PM
We leave when every last drop of Iraqi crude is safely
stored in the holds of the Black Halliburton Tanker Fleet
lead by Adm. Rove. :mad::D

Odysseus
07-08-2008, 09:49 PM
I still believe fixed timetables are a bad idea, however I do think we should draw down some non-essential units very soon in the future. I've got no doubts that my current 7 months here in Iraq are gonna last the full 7 months, we're not coming home early lol. We can't and wont accept defeat over here, even Obama wont let this turn out like how the government disgraced our Boys in Vietnam, we wont leave without some measure of a full total victory. :D

Fixed timetables are a bad idea unless the war is won, in which case, you want a schedule for withdrawal. PM Maliki is declaring victory.

Have a good tour, and let me know if you see a haji copy of the first season of Rome.

marinejcksn
07-09-2008, 03:54 AM
Fixed timetables are a bad idea unless the war is won, in which case, you want a schedule for withdrawal. PM Maliki is declaring victory.

Have a good tour, and let me know if you see a haji copy of the first season of Rome.

Exactly. Well said Sir.

Also, I've already got Seasons 1 & 2 downloaded to my external hard drive from the media center out here.;)

AmPat
07-09-2008, 08:55 AM
Exactly. Well said Sir.

Also, I've already got Seasons 1 & 2 downloaded to my external hard drive from the media center out here.;)

What else do you need?

marinejcksn
07-10-2008, 01:08 AM
What else do you need?

If I could just find a way to get a cold Coors and some of my girl's Teriyaki Chicken I'd be all set!

AmPat
07-10-2008, 04:33 AM
If I could just find a way to get a cold Coors and some of my girl's Teriyaki Chicken I'd be all set!

I don't think that would ship too well.:D

marinejcksn
07-10-2008, 06:23 AM
I don't think that would ship too well.:D

You got that right. The Coors Light wouldn't go over too well out here:(

Odysseus
07-11-2008, 12:54 PM
If I could just find a way to get a cold Coors and some of my girl's Teriyaki Chicken I'd be all set!

General Order 1A's a real pain sometimes. We used to get health and welfare inspections in our hooches on a monthly basis, complete with MP canine teams. Since nobody had any alcohol, but we did have our own satellite internet hookup, we concluded that these were specially-trained porn-sniffing dogs. :D