In the latest news on the SOFA (Strength of Forces Agreement) that would keep American Troops in Iraq through 2011 is running into some snags as Iraq puts some unacceptable demands on the table. In the latest oddity, Iraq now wants to let the people of Iraq vote on the agreement via a Referendum Ballot Vote...I'm fine with that, but let us here in America TAKE OUR OWN REFERENDUM VOTE...let us here in America vote on Iraq, vote on the issue of bringing our troops home, or leaving them there for another three years!
BAGHDAD, Oct. 22, 2008 (Reuters) — Baghdad will demand changes to the wording of a pact allowing U.S. troops to stay in Iraq but will not seek to renegotiate the "backbone" of the agreement, Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said on Wednesday.
BAGHDAD, Oct. 20, 2008 (Reuters) — A pact to allow U.S. troops to stay in Iraq for three more years is unlikely to win approval in Iraq's parliament before the U.S. presidential election on November 4, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said.
BAGHDAD, Oct. 19, 2008 (Reuters) — A landmark pact to allow U.S. troops to stay in Iraq until 2011 hit its first major political snag on Sunday, with Iraq's ruling Shi'ite parties calling for changes just days after a "final draft" was unveiled.