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Atrios points out that on Nov. 30, 2006, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said that his “country’s forces would be able to assume security command by June 2007 — which could allow the United States to start withdrawing its troops”: “I cannot answer on behalf of the U.S. administration but I can tell you that from our side our forces will be ready by June 2007.”

UPDATE: By the way, Iraqi forces aren’t ready:

Iraqi PM al-Maliki told Lara Logan of CBS Evening News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that he has a real fear of a coup by the Iraqi army.

Al-Maliki said that some of the officer corps have been creating problems and even violating the security of military operations.

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