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Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Imminent Troop Withdrawal?
Bush is in Baghdad this morning, and Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post is wondering if this might be part of a shift in strategy that would see a troop withdrawal from Iraq, which would be, as Froomkin says, an incredibly popular move in the U.S. (and, oh yes, it's an election year).

It does make some sense. The Bush trip was planned for whenever the Iraqi government finally got together, which happened last week on the same day as the Zarqawi news, with the appointment of the final two ministers. The trip, therefore, has a sort of 'mission accomplished' feel to it... here's your government, we got your biggest terrorist... best of luck!
posted by CB @ 1:34 PM  
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