U.S. commanders favor slower Iraq pullout – Yahoo! News

U.S. commanders favor slower Iraq pullout – Yahoo! News:

“The timelines under discussion are 16 months, proposed by Obama as a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, 19 months and 23 months, the officials said.
‘The focus of the effort is on those three options,’ said a U.S. official familiar with the process.
A U.S. defense official said U.S. Army generals Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, favored the 23-month option.”

(Via Yahoo! News.)

Not to be glib, but after 6 years 8 more months seems trivial either way.