IRAQ NEWS….Oh hell, let’s give some props to the Bush administration. God knows they don’t deserve it, but here are three related pieces of encouraging news:

Sure, a lot of this is politically motivated, and I have little doubt that the planned spring withdrawal is being timed to coincide with next year’s midterm elections ? and probably being timed to avoid a manpower meltdown as well. But politics is part of life. A timetable for withdrawal that’s linked to the political process and combined with pressure to protect minority and gender rights, is the best course of action regardless of the motivation. If the Bushies keep it up, kudos to them.

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