Maliki Walks Back, Obama Meets Petraeus

After Nouri al-Maliki met with Barack Obama in Baghdad, the Iraqi prime minister echoed approval of Obama’s withdrawal plan. [NBC News]

Marc Ambinder thinks this is the “Walkback of the Walkback.” [Atlantic]

Jonathan Martin has serious doubts about the McCain campaign’s effort to describe both Maliki and Obama’s statements on Iraq as inartful. [Politico]

Obama, David Petraeus and Chuck Hagel zoomed around in a helicopter. [CNN]

Maliki Walks Back, Obama Meets Petraeus