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McCain Supports Fixed Iraq Withdrawal

Later today, President Obama is scheduled to give a speech at Camp Lejeune, N.C., announcing his troop drawdown plan. Basically, it’s a fixed timetable for

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Feb 27, 2009

Later today, President Obama is scheduled to give a speech at Camp Lejeune, N.C., announcing his troop drawdown plan. Basically, it’s a fixed timetable for withdrawing combat troops by August 2010, the exact sort of thing that former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain used to say was the height of irresponsibility. But here’s what Obama’s old presidential campaign rival thinks about the plan, according to The New York Times:

Mr. McCain said during the private White House meeting that he thought the withdrawal plan was thoughtful and well prepared, according to several people who were in the room. His spokeswoman, Brooke Buchanan, confirmed by e-mail on Thursday night that Mr. McCain is “supportive of the plan.”

The Iraq debate is over.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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