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The governing council of Karbala province said Monday it was suspending contact with U.S. forces over the behavior of soldiers during a visit to the governor's office two days ago.
The decision followed similar moves by leaders of Maysan and Basra provinces, which have frozen ties with British forces in southern Iraq
US threatens to cut aid to Iraq if new government is sectarian
The US and Britain are pressuring Iraq's dominant Shia community to relinquish two key ministries in negotiations for a new government, as the country was hit by a wave of bombings that killed at least 24 people.
The US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, warned yesterday that Washington might cut aid to the Iraqis if the new government included sectarian politicians, pointing out that the US had spent "billions" in building up the police and the army.
Britain's relations with Iraq have been complicated by the latest video apparently showing British troops abusing Iraqis during a riot in southern Iraq, which has prompted two councils in southern Iraq to end co-operation with British forces.
Policy clash blocks unity government
Iraqi political parties have run into major obstacles in talks on a new national unity government, raising the possibility of a lengthy delays, officials said yesterday.
Military plots a 'long war' on terror
Joint Chiefs of Staff planners have produced a 27-page briefing on the war on terror that seeks to explain how to win the "long war" and says Islamic extremists may be supported by 12 million Muslims worldwide.
The unclassified production, titled "Fighting the Long War -- Military Strategy for the War on Terrorism," is a component of the Pentagon's ongoing campaign to explain that a lengthy struggle requires patience from the American people and Congress.
U.S. experts explore Iraq exit strategies
Many observers believe a specific timetable for withdrawal would greatly diffuse the insurgency. Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress argued that timetabled extraction should remove the bulk of U.S. troops by 2008.
'This would give the Iraqis the incentive to get their act together', Korb said. Many Iraqis want an end to U.S. `occupation`, and these, as yet unfulfilled demands, are fueling guerilla warfare. 'There are large numbers of Iraqis, particularly in Sunni areas who think its ok to kill Americans', he said.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
The hilarity of Souljah's posting is his opinion that they are wanting their country back.
Funny, they didn't seem so demanding when Hussein had it! Oh, I guess when the evil Satan is bound by words such as kindness and respect, and would never consider using a plastic shredder, you can get huffy after Satan does your dirty work and then demand he get out ASAP.
Originally posted by Souljah
But are they FREE - the Iraqi people I mean, remember them?
Are they Liberated?
Are they Safe-r?
So, thats what this was ALL about from the Beginning - can you guess it already?
M O N E Y
Yep - Petro-Dollar Politics ring a Bell? No?
War is a Perpetuar Creator of Profits. And that's the reason it was started - to create yet more profit, from the Oil, from the Weapon Sales, from the Stock Markets, from the Re-Construction Corporations, from the Media Corporations, from the Goverment-Contractors - you name it.
And I am sure that they do really Care for the Well-beeing of Iraqi People are their Safety, Security, Liberty and Democracy, that they are Supposed to Enjoy today.
So thats why they are building Military Fortresess and High Walls ey?