Is Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki our new commander in chief?

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."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/ 2009-04-12-odierno-control_N.htm

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This Week With 'The Presumptive Democratic Nominee' Barack Obama, July 20-26, 2008

I would post this here, but the diary is too engrossed with slideshows and it is not easy to post this stuff here.

I attempted but got confused on the slideshows.  It would be helpful if this site is updated for current html coding and tagging.

So here is the link. Enjoy.

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BUSH SPINS ANOTHER MISTAKE

George W. Bush is moving more US troops into harms way.  In an attempt to bolster faltering Iraqi troops and their "elected" leadership, more Americans must die.

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