It looks like this thing is coming to a close whether Bush wants to admit it or not. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Thursday he believed Iraq forces would be ready by June 2007 to take full control of security in Iraq, an issue on which he pressed President Bush during their meeting in Amman, Jordan.
In making the argument that his military and police could handle security in the country, al-Maliki has routinely said the force could do the job within six months.
"I can say that Iraqi forces will be ready, fully ready to receive this command and to command its own forces, and I can tell you that by next June our forces will be ready," al-Maliki said in an interview with ABC News. Well, I wish them luck if and when it happens, and the next time we invade somebody's country I hope we have an actual plan in place so we don't screw things up too much for the people in that country.