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 raidAnd, not to be left out,
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.
Shiites in Basra protest US-Iraqi pactLast week, our creation, Moqtada al Sadr, got in the act:
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.
Muqtada al-Sadr urges rejection of US-Iraqi pactI'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.
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.
(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!!!