Quotable

December 03, 2006

?I can say that Iraqi forces will be ready, fully ready to receive this command and to command its own forces, and I can tell you that by next June our forces will be ready.?

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Al-Maliki's response, in a television interview, to pressure from President Bush during a meeting in Jordan to assume greater responsibility for Iraq's security.

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