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Remember when timetables for leaving Iraq was all about waving the white flag of surrender and telegraphing our plans to the terrorists? Well, look who just made a timetable. Kevin Drum of Mother Jones discusses the ramifications:

This is good for the Iraqis, who really do need the U.S. presence for a little while longer; good for George Bush, who’s getting a slightly longer timetable than Barack Obama would have negotiated; and good for Obama, since this essentially makes his decision to withdraw into a bipartisan agreement. After all, conservatives can hardly complain about Obama following a timetable that was negotiated and approved by Bush.

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