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Monday, July 07, 2008

Iraq to America, Go Away!

While all the folks on the political right side of the isle are selling one hundred years in Iraq the Prime Minister in cahoots with the Bush Administration is asking us to leave. Which raises the question if they can stand on their own, ride that bicycle without the training wheels and be self sufficient? Forget all the hyperbole of everything we need to fear by all the right wing pundits and think about what the message of the Bush administration is. Iraq should be free. Doesn’t freedom mean not having foreign troops on your soil too?

Over at the Washington Post they have this to say on Maliki’s plea for freedom…

Iraq's Maliki Suggests Setting Timetable for U.S. Withdrawal

U.S. Has Consistently Opposed Establishing Timeline for Troop Drawdown

By Sudarsan Raghavan
Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, July 7, 2008; 1:22 PM

BAGHDAD, July 7 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has for the first time suggested establishing a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, a step that the Bush administration has long opposed.

Maliki floated the idea on Monday during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, where he spoke with Arab ambassadors about a security pact being negotiated to determine the future role of U.S. troops in Iraq. The agreement would replace a U.N. mandate authorizing the presence of the troops, which is set to expire Dec. 31.

Maliki said that Iraq has proposed a short-term memorandum of understanding with the United States instead of trying to forge a longer term pact on an issue that has spawned opposition across Iraq's political divides.

"The current trend is to reach an agreement on a memorandum of understanding either for the departure of the forces or a memorandum of understanding to put a timetable on their withdrawal," Maliki said, according to a statement released Monday by his office that did not specify how long a period a memorandum would cover. "In all cases, the basis for any agreement will be respect for the full sovereignty of Iraq."
- Washington Post

This does not play well into the McCain for President spin where we need to be in Iraq for another hundred years. It certainly does not play well in the Bush nation building play book either. How the hell is he going to attack Iran if our troops are not already in the neighborhood? Damn it! This messes up the whole Middle East crisis.

Forget the Middle East, what about all the layoffs from all the special interest groups feeding at the trough of the Bush/Cheney mega war O profit machine? Where in hell are they supposed to find jobs paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for serving hot dogs to our troops on Independence Day? This is a crisis of biblical terms when it comes to the GOP!

President Bush is probably trying to find a bottle of hundred proof booze as Dick Cheney is loading his shot gun and booking a trip to Baghdad for a hunting trip, wink, wink. This was not part of the nation building plan. This is not a good thing when Johnny wannabe McCain is supposed to fill Junior Bush's shoes.


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