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Ensuring 'Permanence' in Iraq

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 01:30 AM
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Ensuring 'Permanence' in Iraq


www.washingtonindependent.com

This week the United States suffered its 4,000th military death in Iraq. That number will surely increase, as violence is now exploding across the country. Iraqi forces are clashing with the powerful Shiite militia of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. As if to offer denial in the face of disaster -- and commit the U.S. to losing many more soldiers and Marines -- the Bush administration has begun negotiations with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to keep U.S. troops in Iraq for years, even decades, after President George W. Bush leaves office.

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 01:30 AM
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And here we have it---The final middle finger in the face of the american populace and soldiers from this putrid administration...The plans for PERMANENT occupation of Iraq are being set firmly in place. We are all irrelevant, as usual.

Disgusting.



The negotiation, set to conclude this summer, will establish the basis for a long-term U.S. occupation of Iraq. According to the Bush administration, the Iraqi government requested a bilateral agreement to replace the expiring U.N. mandate for the occupation, which offended Iraqi sovereignty. Asked if there was any irony in preparing a plan to keep thousands of foreign soldiers in Iraq in the name of Iraqi sovereignty, a National Security Council official, who requested anonymity, replied, "Sure, but we plan to negotiate that aspect" of the agreement.

Critics in the U.S. and in the Middle East are talking about the impending accords as the fulfillment of a hidden agenda. On Al Jazeera's "Inside Iraq" program, a recent report on the negotiations began: "This firm handshake between President Bush and Prime Minister al-Maliki may seal what had been predicted all along: that the U.S. has no intention of withdrawing from Iraq." Indeed, for years, the U.S. military in Iraq has quietly constructed massive bases that can garrison tens of thousands of troops indefinitely.



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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 01:34 AM
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It is disgusting DD. This administration has flipped America the bird for years now. No progress has been made in Iraq, and it turns out the civil war is getting even worse.

The Sadrists and Mahdis army are shooting it out for control of the country. In the meantime, the US/UK coalition are getting shot at by both sides, and the Iraqi police/military sit by and do nothing.

We completely dismantled Iraq's military, when we could have left them as they were, fired the commanders, and let Iraq protect itself.

We both know that the plan was never to let Iraq stand on its own, but to have corporate mercenaries occupy the country permanently.

Iraq will be renamed Blackburton soon after the US troops leave when Cheney is crowned "Supreme Dictator." He may come up with a better name than that, but I was just going with the theme.



 
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