Iraq Withdrawal Agreement Near

The AP is reporting that two Iraqi officials have said that the Iraqis are near an agreement with the U.S. to have all combat troops out by 2010.

The proposed agreement calls for Americans to hand over parts of Baghdad’s Green Zone — where the U.S. Embassy is located — to the Iraqis by the end of 2008. It would also remove U.S. forces from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, according to the two senior officials, both close to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and familiar with the negotiations.

Will John McCain call it a defeat? It sure smells like victory.

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