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Here's National Review on Barack Obama's plan for Iraq last week:

We haven’t won the Iraq war, of course, which is why the debate over it is so consequential. Obama took to the pages of the New York Times Monday to explain, “My Plan for Iraq.” He reiterated his support for a 16-month pullout. We think — and certainly hope — that somewhere deep inside Obama realizes how unworkable and risky this timeline would be.

And here's the Prime Minister of Iraq:

U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes [...] The Americans have found it difficult to agree on a concrete timetable for the exit because it seems like an admission of defeat to them. But it isn't.

This barely seems to be getting any play in the American press thus far, but at a minimum it deserves to dominate tomorrow's Sunday shows.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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