OMAR AT IRAQ THE MODEL has thoughts on an Iraqi proposal for a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops. All I can say is that I think that an agreement to withdraw as a democratically elected Iraqi government wants, and in a fashion that ensures it can handle the insurgents, is very different from an immediate unilateral withdrawal at the behest of U.S. politicians who say the war is “unwinnable.”

Before it’s over, of course, I suspect it’ll be the Sunnis who want us to stay longer, for fear that without us they’ll face rather severe action on the part of the Shia and Kurds.