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Old 11-15-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Le Grand, Ca
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Iraq Cabinet to vote on U.S. security deal

Pact would keep U.S. forces in the country for another three years

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Cabinet will vote Sunday on a security pact with Washington that would keep U.S. forces in the country for another three years, a major step in efforts to balance Iraqi demands for national sovereignty with the security concerns of the two allies. In a bid to secure support for the agreement from the country's top Shiite cleric, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Saturday dispatched two senior lawmakers to see Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad.



Iraq Cabinet to vote on U.S. security deal - Conflict in Iraq
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Translation: As his parting shot, Bush has offered Iraq some kind of a sweetheeart deal, in exchange for Iraq's "invitation" for us to keep our troops there. So the future president could not remove the troops even if he wanted to, without violating our commitment to Iraq.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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I fear Bush is only started, well actually the puppet master Cheney, but he is doing his damnest to finish the destruction of this country.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Le Grand, Ca
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Anyone??
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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Anyone what? This has been reported previously. But I think one thing needs to be clarified, the SOFA does mandate that US remain in Iraq for 3 years as you and MSNBC imply, it mandates that the US must leave by Dec. 31, 2011. For that to happen, withdrawal of US forces will have to begin pretty soon in order to be able to comply with the agreement. Best case scenarios call of at least a year to two years for an orderly withdrawal of all troops and vital material.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Le Grand, Ca
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BAGHDAD — The Iraqi cabinet voted overwhelmingly Sunday to approve the security agreement that sets the conditions for the Americans' continued presence in Iraq from Jan. 1 until the end of 2011.

All but one of the 28 cabinet ministers who attended the two-and-a-half- hour session voted for the agreement and sent it to Parliament for consideration, a huge relief to the United States, which had been in intense negotiations with the Iraqis for nearly a year.

The United Nations Security Council resolution that allows U.S. troops to operate in Iraq expires Dec. 31, and, without an extension of the resolution or a separate agreement with the Iraqis like that approved by the cabinet on Sunday, forces of the U.S.-led coalition would have no legal mandate to operate.

''This is the best available alternative,'' the Iraqi government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, said shortly after the vote. ''We have always said this is not a perfect solution for the Iraqi side and it is not a perfect solution for the American side. But it is a procedure which was forced by circumstances and necessity.

''This is the time after the progress in the security situation to transfer the security file to the Iraqi side, step by step.''
Iraqi Cabinet Approves Security Pact With U.S.
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