Wednesday, October 29, 2008

George W. Bush...Start Pulling American Troops Out Now

For those of you following the Security Agreement fight between Iraq and our government that would see our troops staying in Iraq through at least 2011, it is obvious that the Iraq's ARE NOT OUR, FUCK THEM, fuck their country. The time has come to bring our troops home and let Iraq stand or fall on its own...we, as I have pointed out before, could always put troops in Northern Iraq, and support the Turks push for an independent Kurdistan. First, we have Iraq demanding more control over OUR TROOPS. Secondly, they want to tie our troops hands by denying them the right to attack terrorists and other nations when they are sending troops into Iraq to attack us. This second point is huge in light of Turkey's recent aerial attacks into Iraq...we have an obligation to protect the Kurds. Lastly, they want our troops subject to Iraq law whenever they are not on duty...sorry, but that last point alone should be enough to allow our troops the right to refuse duty in Iraq. We do not deny our citizens due process, and WE MUST NOT DENY OUR TROOPS DUE PROCESS. Iraq wants to play games...fine, lets pull the plug on this social experiment gone bad, and bring our troops home.

Iraq Outlines Changes It Wants in Pact With U.S.

The Associated Press
Wednesday, October 29, 2008; 11:07 AM

BAGHDAD -- Iraq wants a security agreement with the U.S. to include a clear ban on U.S. troops using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, the government spokesman said Wednesday, three days after a dramatic U.S. raid on Syria.

Also Wednesday, the country's most influential Shiite cleric expressed concerned that Iraqi sovereignty be protected in the pact. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani wields vast influence among the Shiite majority and his explicit opposition could scuttle the deal.

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the ban was among four proposed amendments to the draft agreement approved by the Cabinet this week and forwarded to the U.S.

White House press secretary Dana Perino said U.S. negotiators in Iraq are closely reviewing the new amendments from the Iraqis to see if they are acceptable to the administration.

Al-Dabbagh said the Iraqis want the right to declare the agreement null and void if the U.S. unilaterally attacks one of Iraq's neighbors.

U.S. troops launched a daring daylight attack Sunday a few miles into Syrian territory against what U.S. officials said was a key figure in al-Qaida's operation that moves foreign fighters and weapons into Iraq.

A senior U.S. official said the al-Qaida figure, an Iraqi known as Abu Ghadiyah, was killed. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the raid was classified. Syria says eight civilians died and has demanded an apology.

For nearly two weeks, Iraqi politicians have been considering the draft security agreement, which would keep U.S. troops in Iraq through 2011 unless both sides agree that they could stay longer.

The pact would also give the Iraqis a greater role in supervising U.S. military operations and allow Iraqi courts to try U.S. soldiers and contractors accused of major crimes off duty and off base.

But critics say the current version, reached after months of tough negotiations, does not go far enough in protecting Iraqi sovereignty, and key Shiite politicians argue it stands little chance of approval in Iraq's fractious parliament in its current form.

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