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Iraqi Vice President Calls On U.S. To Set Withdrawal Timetable

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

On The Verge Of Civil War

The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)

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