Kerry says: He hoped to begin reducing U.S. troop strength in Iraq within six months of taking office, if elected, but it will depend on broader international assistance, better stability in Iraq and other factors.
Bush says: Kerry's plan is politically driven. But--"The key is not to set artificial timelines."
Apparently Bush is regreting his own politically driven timelines, and jumping on the Kerry bandwagon that says decisions should be made based on circumstances in Iraq. Glad to have you aboard, Mr. President!
And mustn't McCain be having a good-old time touring the ranch and saying things like: "I just don't know how you do that. I just don't know how you achieve it without knowing the facts on the ground six months from now." Thanks for the nuanced endorsement, John!