By Wyatt Earp | July 20, 2008
That’s good enough for me. Pack it in, boys!
BERLIN (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told a German magazine he supported Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s proposal that American troops should leave Iraq within 16 months.
See? Barack Obama is The Messiah! He can bring about the end of the war!
In an interview with Der Spiegel released on Saturday, Maliki said he wanted U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq as soon as possible.
As soon as possible? I am actually okay with that. I think we should start rolling up the tents today, and if they’re not ready to run their country, too bad.
“U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right time frame for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes.”
Screw 16 months. You said as soon as possible. To me, that means, like yesterday. Chop chop!
“Artificially extending the stay of U.S. troops would cause problems.” (H/T – Reuters)
I know my comments have been dripping with the sweet aroma of snarkasm, but in all seriousness, I am in total agreement with al-Maliki. Personally, I think he comes off as a bit of an ingrate with the last comment, but he is the Prime Minister. It’s his country. If he wants us out, I say we grant him his wish – as soon as possible.
I also say that if and when his country falls apart again, we ask him to look elsewhere for help.
I now stand ready to face your cries of “surrender monkey” and “troop hater.”