U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion distribute presents to Iraqi kids as they man a check-point on the edge of Shiite dominated Baghdad’s neighbourhood of Shulla, May 21, 2008. (REUTERS/Oleg Popov)
Iraqi forces will take over security operations in the remaining provinces by the end of this year according to Iraqi President Talabani.
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This will be a blessing for the Iraqi people if things work out this way.
Then, maybe the Democratic plan to surrender will not be so devastating if Obama or Hillary is elected in the fall.
Iraqi Aswat Aliraq News reported:
The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Tuesday expected Iraqi forces would take control of security by the end of this year.
Speaking in press briefing at Suleimaniya airport before flying to Baghdad, Talabani said “Iraqi forces have been progressing and enhancing their combat capabilities to take control of security of all Iraqi territories.”
“Next year will witness a remarkable improvement in security across the country,” he added.
When asked about the proposed cabinet of Kurdistan’s regional government, he said “we must have patience,” noting “it would be formed soon.”
President Talabani held talks with Kurdistan’s regional President Massoud Barazani on the new cabinet for the Kurdish region.
The audience make a standing ovation as the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs during a concert at the International Convention centre in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone May 21, 2008. (REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud)
Related… The New York Times even reported positive news today on Iraq.