Thursday, September 18, 2008


Agreement With Iraq Over Troops Is at Risk - 18 Sep 2008 at 10:15pm - The major remaining point of contention between the American military and Iraqi leaders involves immunity, said officials on both sides.... The major remaining point of contention involves immunity, with the United States maintaining that American troops and military contractors should have the same protections they have in other countries where they are based and Iraq insisting that they be subject to the country’s criminal justice system for any crime committed outside of a military operation, the officials said.
Well, you know... why shouldn't they be? It's not like Iraq invited them into the country (despite the neocons' fantasies of the U.S. military being greeted as liberators).

later in the article...

In agreeing to specific dates as a goal for troop withdrawals, Mr. Bush has had to soften his earlier warnings that deadlines were counterproductive. Mr. Bush also agreed to withdraw American troops from Iraqi cities by next July and base them in comparatively remote areas, except during operations. Administration officials emphasized that those deadlines were “aspirational” and could be shifted if security in Iraq did not continue to improve.
Is there any more proof required that you are simply a shit, than that you must be dragged kicking and screaming to have "aspirations"?


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