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Iraq repeats insistence on fixed withdrawal date

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posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 09:45 AM
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Iraq repeats insistence on fixed withdrawal date


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BAGHDAD, Nov. 6 - Two days after the election of Barack Obama, Iraq's chief spokesman said with unusual forcefulness Thursday that his government will continue to insist on a firm withdrawal date for U.S. troops, despite American demands that any pullout be subject to prevailing security conditions.

"Iraqis would like to know and see a fixed date," spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in an interview in which he also reiterated Iraq's position that American forces be subject to Iraqi legal jurisdiction in some instances.

Iraqi officials, who see President-elect Obama's views on the timing of a U.S. withdrawal as consonant with their own, appear to be leveraging his election to pressure the Bush administration to make last-minute concessions. Dabbagh said negotiations to reach a status-of-forces agreement, which would sanction the U.S. military presence in Iraq beyond 2008, would collapse if no deal is reached by the end of this month.
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posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 09:45 AM
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I think it's time to leave Iraq..seriously. They obviously don't want us there anymore.They claim that our presence there is futile and that it only causes more trouble than positive results.Our troops should be home with their families or somewhere where they are really needed.

They also stated that presence after the withdrawal date will be only be based on Iraqi invitation.

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posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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It doesn't work like that.
They secured the deal on oil only a few months ago. There's a lot of other deals to force onto the Irakis before leaving. And honestly, I don't really see them leaving without securing a permanent army base.
Ok, they'll leave the job of cleaning the mines and other funky stuff to euros or weak NATO "allies".
But making sure Exxon, BP and co. are settled and protected is number one priority atm.



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 10:22 AM
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Agreed
It does not work that way.

There is too much unfinished business. The US will maintain a PERMANANT military base in Iraq. Dont fool yourself into believing that wont happen also this comes just right after the release of statistics that show the violence is down to the lowest levels since 2004.


Something seems to be working.



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 10:41 AM
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and when the Iraqies bomb the U.S. baces because they dont want us there they will be called terrorists



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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What i wonder is how many more US troops must die for those oil deals.



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 11:37 AM
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We call it a War but from their perspective it's an occupation not all that much unlike what the American colonists were subjected to under British rule 200 years ago.

In fact, in reading our Bill of rights it pretty much spells out what the British were subjecting the American colonists to.

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Religion
Right to bear arms
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of Petition
Protection from Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Protection from Cruel and Unreasonable Punishment

Our Bill of Rights were a direct result of the American Colonies being occupied by the British and the Colonists being subjected to Martial Law.
When we were occupied by the British 200 years ago and we fought back, those American patriots are considered heroes by the colonists and Insurgents by the British.

As they say..."History Repeats itself".
Its curious now that we're the occupiers, with Iraqis Oil proceeds conveniently stashed away in the US Federal Reserve Bank, which is partially owned by the British Crown, the shoe is now on the other foot.
And we now have some god given right to stay there.



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