...but not ready to fight, reports the NY Times.
This once again proves the utter silliness of Obama's we'll leave no matter what mantra. I know that Prime Minister Maliki seemed to endorse Obama's timetable, but regardless I think Maliki will stop playing politics after the upcoming Iraqi elections are done. If, however, he demands that U.S. troops to leave, we will certainly leave. Contrast that, if you will, to Russia's current war on independent Georgia for the impertinence of trying to act like it really is sovereign over its own territory.
But remember, we're the greatest threat to world peace, behind Israel of course! Western European public opinion, which loves Obama, teaches us this important truth.