Posted on October 23, 2008 by Texas Hill Country
A deal governing the long-term presence of US troops in Iraq beyond the end of 2008 is more or less done, and any changes would be merely fine-tuning, the White House said Wednesday….
The draft deal calls for a withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq by the end of 2011 and includes US concessions on jurisdiction over its troops accused of “serious crimes” while off duty or off base.
So… I guess that is settled.
Take one more reason to vote Obama off the list…
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Posted on September 16, 2008 by Texas Hill Country
Posted on September 15, 2008 by Texas Hill Country
WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
“He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington,” Zebari said in an interview.
This is gonna hurt, and hurt real bad.
Can you say Logan Act?
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