Funny how nobody on the left was talking about who got us out of Iraq when DumBama pulled the troops out and was labeled a hero. He and his sidekicks bragged about it for weeks. Now that it's a total failure???? But Bush! But Bush!<quoted text> How about that Maliki didn't AGREE with US terms as compared to being totally "opposed" to negotiation. It does take 2 sides to agree. Maliki was also the democratically elected head of state of Iraq & had powers commensurate to that position . Plus Obama campaigned to remove U.S. troops, so how did that affect negotiations for good or bad? We'll never really know even tho we have opinions.