Thursday, June 05, 2008

Iraq lawmakers want US forces out as part of deal

Sometimes ya dig long enough and you find dots to connect.

Consider this dot number two. This is dot number one.

All emphasis mine in the following story.
A majority of the Iraqi parliament has written to Congress rejecting a long-term security deal with Washington if it is not linked to a requirement that U.S. forces leave, a U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Rep. William Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat and Iraq war opponent, released excerpts from a letter he was handed by Iraqi parliamentarians laying down conditions for the security pact that the Bush administration seeks with Iraq.

The proposed pact has become increasingly controversial in Iraq, where there have been protests against it. It has also drawn criticism from Democrats on the presidential election campaign trail in the United States, who say President George W. Bush is trying to dictate war policy after he leaves office.

"The majority of Iraqi representatives strongly reject any military-security, economic, commercial, agricultural, investment or political agreement with the United States that is not linked to clear mechanisms that obligate the occupying American military forces to fully withdraw from Iraq," the letter to the leaders of Congress said.

The signatures represented just over half the membership of Iraq's parliament, said Delahunt, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee chairman.

Two Iraqi lawmakers whose parties were listed as signatories testified to Delahunt's panel on Wednesday that U.S. troops should leave Iraq, and that talks on the long-term security pact should be postponed until after they are gone.

"What are the threats that require U.S. forces to be there?" asked Nadeem Al-Jaberi, a co-founder of the al-Fadhila Shi'ite political party, speaking through a translator.

"I would like to inform you, there are no threats on Iraq. We are capable of solving our own problems," he declared. He favored a quick pullout of U.S. forces, which invaded the country in 2003 and currently number around 155,000.

Dictating war policy after leaving office is exactly what the moron is attempting to do. But he'll use privatization to do it unless Iraq catches on to what he's trying to pull off.

If you're smart you'll invest heavily in Halliburton and Blackwater.

Jesus H Christ in body armor, but its gonna take a lot of work to undo what the idiot has done in the last eight years.

I normally refer to the moron as, well, a moron or an idiot or shrub (RIP Molly Ivins). Basically he really is just a fucking wanker.

If you look up wanker on, he's the second definition. Heh.

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