The Prime Minister of Iraq says we can leave any time.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday that the Iraqi army and police are capable of keeping security in the country when American troops leave “any time they want,” though he acknowledged the forces need further weapons and training.
The embattled prime minister sought to show confidence at a time when congressional pressure is growing for a withdrawal and the Bush administration reported little progress had been made on the most vital of a series of political benchmarks it wants al-Maliki to carry out.
Hey, you don’t have to ask me twice. Take the guy at his word and let’s get the hell out now.
It sounds like the message is getting through — however awkwardly — to Capitol Hill. Think they could forward it on to the White House?
Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.