Iraqi Lawmakers Pass Resolution That May Force End to Occupation

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  1. KenH

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    Very interesting:

    "While most observers are focused on the U.S. Congress as it continues to issue new rubber stamps to legitimize Bush's permanent designs on Iraq, nationalists in the Iraqi parliament -- now representing a majority of the body -- continue to make progress toward bringing an end to their country's occupation.

    The parliament today passed a binding resolution that will guarantee lawmakers an opportunity to block the extension of the U.N. mandate under which coalition troops now remain in Iraq when it comes up for renewal in December."

    - www.alternet.org/waroniraq/53230/
     
  2. LadyEagle

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    Great! Remember this?


    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/24/politics/politico/thecrypt/main2848888.shtml


    But I seriously doubt we will leave since we are building the largest embassy in the world (larger than the Vatican) at a cost of an estimated cost of 1 billion dollars funded by US taxpayers.....

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12319798/
     
  3. Chessic

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    Hope they do ask us to leave, and I hope we do leave. But I imagine some of them realize that if the U.S. leaves, the leaders in their government will be dead in less than a week, and a certain militant cleric currently in Iran will become dictator...
     
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    I'd like to see that happen.:thumbs:
     
  5. KenH

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    It's the Iraqis country. If that is what they want who is the United States government to stand in their way?
     
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    I'm all for getting out and letting Iraq do what it wants. I was against the war before it started, back when most people, including myself, thought there were vast stockpiles of WMD's. I still think there might be WMD's hidden. But I'm against the war and feel that if Iraq wishes to be ruled by a cruel dictator, that's their right.

    Moqtada al-Sadr is the warlord-cleric whose army has repeatedly fought coalition troops to a draw. If coalition troops leave, he will return to lead his army, and the current, U.S.-sponsored government will be destroyed very quickly, its members either agreeing to server the cleric or being killed. But the current leaders aren't acting much like their own lives are at stake in how successful the coalition occupation is and how quickly they establish a stable government. They're acting like they can just play PR games, take their time, collect their paychecks, and flee to Switzerland with their money if things don't work out.
     

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