Saturday, October 25, 2008

Success in Iraq: political reconciliation achieved!

Iraq's prime minister won't sign U.S. troop deal
By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers Roy Gutman,
Mcclatchy Newspapers – Fri Oct 24, 2008
BAGHDAD — Fearing political division in the parliament and the country at large, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki won't sign the just-completed agreement on the status of U.S. troops in Iraq , a leading lawmaker said on Friday.

This followed by
Iraqi party suspends ties with U.S. over raid
Sat Oct 25, 2008
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's biggest Sunni Arab political party suspended all dealings with U.S. civilian and military personnel on Saturday after U.S. and Iraqi forces carried out a raid in which a man was killed.
And, not to be left out,
Shiites in Basra protest US-Iraqi pact
By SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press Writer Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press Writer
– Sat Oct 25, 2008
BAGHDAD – About 300 Shiites rallied Saturday in the southern city of Basra against a security pact being negotiated that allows U.S. troops to stay in Iraq for three more years.
Last week, our creation, Moqtada al Sadr, got in the act:
Muqtada al-Sadr urges rejection of US-Iraqi pact
By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press Writer Hamza Hendawi,
Associated Press Writer –
Sat Oct 18, 2008
BAGHDAD – Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged Iraq's parliament to reject a pact that would extend U.S. presence in Iraq for three years as tens of thousands of his followers marched through Baghdad's streets Saturday to reinforce that demand.
I'd say we've achieved the goal of "political reconciliation": All major players have now rejected the recently negotiated SOFA: the Shiites (both in the South & in Baghdad), the Sunnis, and the Iraqi Government.
(Wait a sec!... We haven't heard from the Kurds!)

The surge worked!

Can we leave now?

Note: the Iraqis don't want us there any longer!

Stop the madness!!!

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