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Gates: Obama ‘framed’ withdrawal from Iraq ‘just right.’

By Matt Corley

"Gates: Obama ‘framed’ withdrawal from Iraq ‘just right.’"


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Yesterday, President-elect Obama said that “16 months is the right time frame” for withdrawing all U.S. combat troops from Iraq, noting that he would “listen to the recommendations” his commanders on the ground. Asked today if he considered himself “at odds” with Obama on the timetable, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that he “would subscribe to what the President-elect said yesterday in Chicago.” Pressed by reporters on the length of the time frame,” Gates said that Obama “framed it just right yesterday.” Watch it:

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