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Maliki Says No U.S. Soldiers in Iraq After 2011

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Posted on Dec 28, 2010
U.S. Army / Sgt. Curt Cashour

“The last American soldier will leave Iraq” after the pre-negotiated 2011 deadline, regardless of any rumblings among American officials, says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

The status of forces agreement governing the U.S. military presence in Iraq, Maliki adds, “is not subject to extension, not subject to alteration, it is sealed, it expires on Dec. 31 [2011].”

The Wall Street Journal:

WSJ: Some American officials have spoken about contingency plans being drawn now in Washington for the possibility that some American troops will stay after 2011. Do you know about these contingency plans, and do you need troops?

Mr. Maliki: I do not care about what’s being said. I care about what’s on paper and what has been agreed to. The withdrawal of forces agreement [Status of Forces Agreement or SOFA] expires on Dec. 31, 2011. The last American soldier will leave Iraq.

Secondly this agreement is sealed and at the time we designated it as sealed and not subject to extension, except if the new government with Parliament’s approval wanted to reach a new agreement with America, or another country, that’s another matter. This agreement is not subject to extension, not subject to alteration, it is sealed, it expires on Dec. 31 [2011].

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By UNF, January 8, 2011 at 2:13 am Link to this comment

@ Marshall MethHead,

explain why you keep babbling about “Conspiracy” - do you try to pretend PNAC had no influence on U$ foreign policy since 2000?

Or is the faux-psychology just a pre-chewed mess of catchphrases you throw at any opponent in attempted substitution for facts and reasoned argument based thereon? If so, the ‘trick’ fails to cover over your immense ignorance and intolerance to learning anything from accurate information.

If not for Oil-Piracy, enlighten me then with the Top-10 Reasons as to why, in your learned opinion, U$A committed the warcrime of aggression against Iraq in 2003? I’m sure everyone can do with some comic relief at this stage “;0))

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By Marshall, January 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm Link to this comment

By UNF, January 7 at 9:25 pm Link to this comment

PNAC is old news comrad, and it was well twisted into something it wasn’t by the
rabid left.  Conspiracy theorists are always undone by the reality that no one, let
alone a group, is smart enough to pull off the cockeyed schemes that get
attributed to them.  But the utterly far-fetched nature of most conspiracy theories
coupled with their almost universal abject failure is never an antidote to the
insanity that is required to believe them in the first place.  Reality bites, but you
don’t feel it when you’re wrapped head to tow in a thick burka of gullible
insecurity that is the need to believe you have the real inside story no one else
knows.

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By UNF, January 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment
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@ Marshall MethHead,

“Our [ignoble imperialist] intentions” to impose a worldwide Yanki-Robber-Reich of “Full Spectrum Domination” were fairly clearly telegraphed in advance by the PNAC Manifesto “Rebuilding America’s Offences” published in Sept.2000.

Reading* that, namely the military blueprint Cheney tried and spectacularly failed to implement, plus analysis by some non-insane commentators, may be a part of remediating your obviously absent political education.


* Sources:

PNAC’s Mental Abortion [2000]—http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

“Rebuilding America’s Defenses” – A Summary [May.2003]—
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3249.htm

PNAC: A Biopsy; Part I: Blueprint for Imperialism [Feb.2006]—http://indexresearch.blogspot.com/2006/02/pnac-rebuilding-americas-defenses.html

PNAC: A Biopsy; Part II: “Special Interests” - The Persian Gulf [Feb.2006]—http://indexresearch.blogspot.com/2006/03/pnac-rebuilding-americas-defenses.html

IRAQ: OPEC and the Economic Conquest of Iraq [Oct.2005]—http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=12726

Crude Designs: The rip-off of Iraq’s oil wealth [Nov.2005]—http://www.carbonweb.org/showitem.asp?article=57&parent=4&link=Y&gp=3


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By Marshall, January 7, 2011 at 4:48 am Link to this comment

By UNF, January 7 at 8:27 am Link to this comment

Agreed comrad.  The corporate oil-piracy scheme was an abject failure.  Let’s
throw out the inept bumbs and bring in a decent conspiracy team to do the job
right!  The whole point of lower gas prices and world domination went down the
toilet and I for one am pissed!

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By UNF, January 7, 2011 at 3:27 am Link to this comment
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@ Marshall MethHead,

“Not sure what Iraq you’re talking about UNF”

Check a world map, Dummy - there really aren’t that many - if you can find a *second* Iraq it’s probably just because you are blind drunk or fell on your skull as a baby.

“there’s zero evidence we were ever there to steal Iraqi oil”

Hilarious but also pathetically auto-delusional, so save such filthy, insolent lies for your ignorant compatriots, Yanki pigdog!

Just because your Pentagonal Oil-Pirates expensively failed to consummate the rape in no way improves the transparent imperialist motives for their warcrime of aggression against Iraq.


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By Marshall, January 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm Link to this comment

By UNF, December 31, 2010 at 1:10 am Link to this comment

Not sure what Iraq you’re talking about UNF, but there’s zero evidence we were
ever there to steal the oil.  I understand that it takes herculean contortions to
retrofit the hackneyed conspiracy theory for actual circumstances, but this ought
to peak your skepticism about the theory not about our intentions.

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By UNF, December 30, 2010 at 8:10 pm Link to this comment
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The carefree days for Oil-Pirates’ butchery and pillage of Iraq’s people and resources are rapidly drawing to a close as the flaccid war-crim rapists are forced to withdraw before getting their ‘money shot’—i.e. exploitative ‘Oil Law’ and permanent military basing rights.

All congratulations for this strategic defeat of the Modern Mongols are due to the Indominable Resistance of the Iraqi people, which by 1000 cuts dulled the lust of the Yankee violators and caused their manhood to bleed out in the hot desert sands.

Undoubtedly this obvious reality is causing much bitter salty tears to dampen diapers in the Pentagovernment of U$A-bankrupt-banana-Empire as the great flushing of U$D continues to avalanche out their prolapsed red-white-and-blue asses. These psychopaths, having learned nothing, continue merrily down the primrose path of expensive errors.

Unity and Victory to the Resistance!
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By SteveL, December 30, 2010 at 1:06 am Link to this comment

Marshall thanks for the correction.  Yeah it is Obama’s problem now.  Since
congress has completely given their exclusive constitutional war making powers to
the President it should be completely within his powers to pull the plug on Iraq
occupation and the Afghanistan mess.

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By knute, December 29, 2010 at 11:58 am Link to this comment
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These Iraqi’s still don’t get it do they ? Don’t they realize we are there to garner profits for our industry, our war machine industry ? Who do they think they are trying to disrupt the profits of Blackwater and Halliburton anyway. Cheney’s gettin pissed and we don’t even hear any news about Iraq these days over here so things must be just “ducky” in mesopotamia. Better get with the program Maliki. Swing by the White House, we’ll talk.

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By FRTothus, December 29, 2010 at 7:10 am Link to this comment

How long before the US bribes its way around him or
just uses the CIA to eliminate him?

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By Marshall, December 29, 2010 at 2:23 am Link to this comment

By SteveL, December 29 at 6:18 am Link to this comment

“To quote George W. Bush “When the Iraqis want to leave, we will leave”.”

Actually, he didn’t say that.  He said: “If they were to say, leave, we would leave”. 
But regardless, he did negotiate the status of forces agreement so now it’s up to
Obama to either continue the occupation or abide by the Bush agreement.

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By SteveL, December 29, 2010 at 1:18 am Link to this comment

To quote George W. Bush “When the Iraqis want to leave, we will leave”.

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By Inherit The Wind, December 28, 2010 at 11:59 pm Link to this comment

We built four of the most advanced military bases in the world in Iraq.  Does Maliki think the US will just abandon them?  Personally, if they want us out, I think we should strip those bases and leave.

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By Angel Gabriel, December 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm Link to this comment
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What a nice Xmas present for Hiliary and the troop of dummy’s with their hand in
the pocket of Iraqi wealth!  Knickers in a twist eh bitch???

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By EJH, December 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm Link to this comment

This Maliki is getting a bit too uppity for his own
good.  Can’t he feel the fingers up his ass?  Doesn’t
he realize he is just an American hand puppet?  Looks
like the CIA or somebody’s going to have to pull a Ngo
Dinh Diem on this guy.

http://theunpeople.blogspot.com/

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By babycatajesus, December 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm Link to this comment

And what about the “contractors”.....?

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By glider, December 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment

Brave fellow but he may not have the last word.

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