U.S., Iraq Agree to Goals for Troop Cuts


President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki agree to set a “general time horizon” for the further reduction of U.S. combat forces following signs of improved security conditions in the country.

McCain statement: “Progress between the United States and Iraq on a time horizon for American troop presence is further evidence that the surge has succeeded.” Read it here.

Obama statement: “Instead of vague illusions to a ‘general time horizon,’ it’s time to pressure Iraq’s leaders to reach the political accommodation necessary for long-term stability…” Read it here.

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