Not so long ago, when Senator Obama stated his objective of removing all combat troops from Iraq within 16 months of his taking office, the White House and Same McCain went ballistic. My god, you'd think Obama didn't want to win the war, said McCain. Obama would rather run for president than win the war, said Surely McCaine. Obama is one unpatriotic SOB, implied the flip-flopper-in-chief!
Bush and the rest of the Repugnicans danced around on that same bandwagon, even insisting that when Iraqi PM, Nouri al-Maliki, went on record as approving Obama's plan that al-Maliki must have misspoke! He must not have understood what he was saying. He couldn't possibly agree with Obama! "He's our man!" cried the Bushites.
Oops! All those "patriotic," self-righteous Repugnican clowns are slowly chewing their words today. Turns out that the Iraqis and the Bushites are drawing up a plan to remove all U.S. fighting soldiers from major Iraqi cities (not the country) by next June.
What went wrong that the "patriots" have suddenly turned "unpatriotic," no longer demanding that the U.S. "win" the war? And what will McSame have to say?
Could it have something to do with an upcoming election, which involves an electorate increasing pissed off about the entire costly mess in Iraq and who just might vote Democratic if there isn't some sort of attempt to bring it to a close?
The whole deal could collapse, of course, as the Bush people are hammering in a number of "conditions," which include the stationing of U.S. combat troops in the countryside in an "overwatch" role. Not only so, but a number of Sunni Iraqis don't like the plan, mostly, it seems, because it was developed under a Shiite government, but also 'cause they don't like Bush or his crony, Condi Rice.
Also of note, is that while the Iraqis are insisting that there be NO permanent U.S. bases in their country when the troops leave, the Bushites have their own plan which calls for about 58 permanent bases!
You may find this fact of interest: Congress has not yet been "informed" of the plan and the Bush administration will not submit the agreement for formal approval.
Kings, as you know, do not ask permission from subordinates!