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The parliament today passed a binding resolution that will guarantee lawmakers an opportunity to block the extension of the U.N. mandate under which coalition troops now remain in Iraq when it comes up for renewal in December. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose cabinet is dominated by Iraqi separatists, may veto the measure.
The law requires the parliament's approval of any future extensions of the mandate, which have previously been made by Iraq's prime minister. It is an enormous development; lawmakers reached in Baghdad today said that they do in fact plan on blocking the extension of the coalition's mandate when it comes up for renewal six months from now.
Reached today by phone in Baghdad, Nassar al Rubaie, the head of Al-Sadr bloc in Iraq's Council of Representatives, said, "This new binding resolution will prevent the government from renewing the U.N. mandate without the parliament's permission. They'll need to come back to us by the end of the year, and we will definitely refuse to extend the U.N. mandate without conditions." Rubaie added: "There will be no such a thing as a blank check for renewing the U.N. mandate anymore, any renewal will be attached to a timetable for a complete withdrawal."
If the Iraqis want us out, we should listen. I guess the war on terrorism isn't as real as once thought and if there is unrest in iraq. They have the means to correct the problem. If that would allows these people and governmnet an opportunity to show the world they can actually survive after Saddam and gain respect from there neighbors, rock on.
I once could see the Bush administrations reasons for the non-time table ideas. But since I haven't seen a lot of positive news out of Iraq. I'd blame that on the media and the agenda that they wanted to send. But my point is the infrastructure and rebuilding effort in Iraq, just doesn't seem to be happening. I mean the electric grid, phone, water, fresh and waste. Nothing that I've heard has made it sound like a good deal.
initial war was won, we bombed the piss out of them with superior fire power. But also we were to assist in rebuilding there country, that is what we do, no history lessons needed. We got Saddam and a host of other "bad guys" in the process. I was under the understanding that we'd stick around to assist in re-building and teaching the iraqis how to defend the country and leave. But it never worked out that way. So democracy is working in the Iraqi government and they would like us out, we should leave and take everything we brought with us and leave like they want. End it and let the Iraqis figure out the next step in the process. I guess in the end that was victory to the Iraqis right on
true points. But don't forget the world hated us before Iraq, and our infrastructure has been on the fritz for years. So adding the issues of verterans who will neverl ive out the best lives they could have due to war injuries really sucks. Not to mention the War dead on our side. The innocent Iraqis is sad yet it is also part of there internal issues before we ever landed on that soil. But I'll say this again from different thread that if it weren't Iraq then it would have been something else in the world we'd be involved in.
1999/2000 to present look at all those countries. Obviously you haven't traveled the world or you'd know that we are well liked anywhere. You always have a few to do like us and those who don't, I didn't make anything up.