Maliki's Praise for Obama Iraqi Leader Stirs up US Campaign

Obama is pleased, but McCain certainly is not. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki expressed support for Obama's troop withdrawal plans. Despite a half-hearted retraction, the comments have stirred up the US presidential campaign. SPIEGEL stands by its version of the conversation.
Comments by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seemingly in favor of Barack Obama's plans for troop withdrawal have stirred up the US campaign.

Comments by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seemingly in favor of Barack Obama's plans for troop withdrawal have stirred up the US campaign.

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