More education …. getting things straight!!
In my earlier blog, “The American Peoples Are The Adults, Part IV,” I mentioned that President George Bush’s administration had been outmaneuvered by Iraqi officials in the construction of the 2008 SOFA Agreement, which set the rules and timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011.
It is important to understand why I am so sure that there is no way Iraq would have agreed to any U.S. residual troops remaining behind in Iraq. Republican surrogates have long argued that President Barack Obama could have pushed harder for this approval by Iraq, despite the 2008 agreed upon rules. As you learn more about the surrounding circumstances at the time, it will become obvious that obtaining of this approval would have been “Mission Impossible.”
PM Nouri al-Maliki and Ali Khamenei of Iran
The 12/16/11 analysis by Gareth Porter published in IPS News, titled “How Maliki…
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