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Bush Said He Would Withdraw U.S. Forces If The Iraqis Asked

By Judd Legum  

"Bush Said He Would Withdraw U.S. Forces If The Iraqis Asked"

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On Monday, Iraqi political leaders called on the U.S. to set a timetable for withdrawal. In January, President Bush said that if asked by the Iraqis, U.S. forces would leave the country:

President Bush said in an interview on Thursday that he would withdraw American forces from Iraq if the new government that is elected on Sunday asked him to do so, but that he expected Iraq’s first democratically elected leaders would want the troops to remain as helpers, not as occupiers.

Bush has now been asked to withdraw. Will he stick to his word?

(Thanks to reader chill for the tip.)

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