Chicago, IL (RUSHPRNEWS) JULY 21, 2008– Below is a statement from Obama Campaign Senior National Security Advisor, Dr. Susan Rice, in response to Prime Minister Maliki’s support for Senator Obama’s Iraq plan.
“Senator Obama welcomes Prime Minister Maliki’s support for a 16 month timeline for the redeployment of U.S combat brigades. This presents an important opportunity to transition to Iraqi responsibility, while restoring our military and increasing our commitment to finish the fight in Afghanistan.”
Der Speigel: Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama’s Withdrawal Plans
In an interview with SPIEGEL, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Barack Obama “is right when he talks about 16 months.” It is time, he said, for an official timetable.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki supports US presidential candidate Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw US troops from Iraq within 16 months. When asked in and interview with SPIEGEL when he thinks US troops should leave Iraq, Maliki responded “as soon as possible, as far as we are concerned.” He then continued: “US presidential candidate Barack Obama is right when he talks about 16 months.”