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Though statements were made which indicate that the impetus for this trip was the finalization of Mr. Maliki's government, one must wonder whether the US Administration chose to defer another visit until an insurgency vacuum period was created in the wake of the death of Zarqawi.
Originally posted by jsobecky
This should silence the Murtha followers who want to cut and run from Iraq. The new PM now knows that GWB calls the shots, not John Murtha.
Originally posted by Aelita
Ahh. It takes a personal appearance from GWB to assert that. The Iraqi PM actually thought Murtha was in charge until George knocked on his office's door
No, this doesn't silence the Murtha "followers", as you put it.