The Prime Minister of Iraq is waving the white flag of surrender.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki raised the prospect on Monday of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops as part of negotiations over a new security agreement with Washington.

It was the first time the U.S.-backed Shi’ite-led government has floated the idea of a timetable for the removal of American forces from Iraq.

Just a reminder:

Republican Sen. John McCain will not put a timetable on withdrawing troops from Iraq because that would "send the wrong signal to our enemies," says the Arizona senator’s senior foreign policy adviser.

I look forward to McSame denouncing al-Maliki’s defeatism.

UPDATE

The Pentagon tells al-Maliki to go to hell. We gotcher sovereignty right here, pal.

UPDATE 2

The State Department says Maliki never said it — blames the liberal media