by kosnomore, Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 07:34:14 AM EDT
In 2006, the Democrats pledged to end the war in Iraq. U.S. voters gave control of Congress to the Democrats.
In 2008, the Democrats pledged to end the war in Iraq. U.S. voters gave the presidency to the Democrats.
In 2009, "The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Sunday that a decision on withdrawing American forces from Iraq's major cities by a June 30 deadline will be made by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki with U.S. military advice. Gen. Raymond Odierno did not specifically say whether U.S. troops would leave Iraqi cities by the deadline, which is part of the plan for the gradual drawdown of American forces. . . . "So we will continue to conduct assessments along with the government of Iraq as we move forward (to) the June 30th deadline. If we believe that we'll need troops to maintain a presence in some of the cities, we'll recommend that, but, ultimately, it will be the decision of Prime Minister Maliki," Odierno said."