Just now, McCain said that there are agreements between Maliki’s government and the US concerning the circumstances and timing of US forces’ departures.
He said that these are circumstances based, not date based.
The implication was clear in the way that he said this. That implication is that withdrawal must be based on mutual agreement.
In other words, the US has a veto over when and therefore, if, our forces will withdraw from Iraq. If that is not his position, he should say so, and quickly. pl