This from today's wires:
"Iraqi forces 'ready by mid-2007'
Mr Maliki said training of Iraqi forces will be stepped upIraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has said Iraqi forces will be ready to assume security control of the country in June 2007.
"Iraqi forces will be... fully ready to receive this command," Mr Maliki said in an interview with US ABC TV, to be aired later on Thursday.
He was speaking hours after holding talks with US President George W Bush in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Mr Bush has said US troops will remain in Iraq "until the job is complete".
The president said after their meeting that it was important to speed up training for the Iraqi security forces."
Seems Bush and Maliki smoked more than cigars after the dinner they didn't have. The show rolls on.