Al-Hashimi (left) with Bush in Washington on December 12 (epa)
December 14, 2006 -- Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi has called on the Bush administration to set a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
At a news conference in Washington on December 14, al-Hashimi, a Sunni leader who met with U.S. President George W. Bush and other U.S. officials earlier this week, said the timetable should be "flexible" and depend on the development of a capable Iraqi security force.
On The Verge Of Civil War
The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)
HAS THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ BECOME A CIVIL WAR? Many observers have concluded that the tit-for-tat sectarian violence that emerged after the February 2006 bombing of a mosque in Samarra has become a full-blown civil war.... (more)