Magazine March 23, 2009, Issue

The Week

President Barack Obama gestures during his first news conference as president in the East Room of the White House, February 9, 2009. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

• An overreaching plan for government-run health care, big ideas from Newt Gingrich, Clinton and Netanyahu preparing to face off in the Middle East, the Dow at 6,700 . . . anybody heard from Monica Lewinsky lately?

• President Obama announced his plan to withdraw from Iraq. It’s noticeably more reasonable than his rhetoric from the campaign, when he at times seemed to be saying he would pull out entirely in 16 months. He now wants to go from the current 142,000 troops to roughly 50,000 in 18 months. He would not begin the drawdown in earnest until early next year,

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President Obama announced his plan to withdraw from Iraq. It’s noticeably more reasonable than his rhetoric from the campaign.

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