But the commitment of Afghanistan is not to leave Iraq alone; it’s to change mission.
Develop A Capacity To Develop
We talked about Iran, and our joint commitment to continue to work together to see to it that the Iranians do not develop the capacity to develop a nuclear weapon.
A Decision That Talks!
The decision to move troops — Iraqi troops into Basra talks about Prime Minister Maliki’s leadership.
The Other That’s Interesting
And so — the other that’s interesting about this, by the way — this happens to be one of the provinces where the Iraqs are in the lead — Iraqis are in the lead, and that’s what they are in this instance.
I guess it depends if you’re a half-glass empty guy or a half-glass full guy.
One Of Those Well Known Things
And one of those things that’s been well known is that Basra has been a place where criminality has thrived.
But this was his decision. It was his military planning. It was his causing the troops to go from point A to point B.
Gets His Orders From Al Qaeda
Al Qaeda made a stand in Iraq. They’re the ones who said, this is the place where the war will take place.
And I’m — as I told you, this is a defining moment, and it’s a moment of — where the government is acting.