Attitude shifts on Iraq pullout
White House seems willing to conceive of future drawdown
By Paul Richter and Tyler Marshall: Los Angeles Times
Published November 27, 2005
In a departure from past statements, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said last week that the training of Iraqi troops has advanced so far that the current number of U.S. forces probably will not be needed for much longer.
President Bush will give a major speech Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy in which aides say he is expected to proclaim the improved readiness of Iraqi troops, which he has identified as the key condition for withdrawing U.S. troops. ...More
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