Wednesday, June 18, 2008

USA Bush Administration sneaky tactics in Iraq...

Please check these articles out - they outline an agreement the Bush Administration is trying to put together with Iraq.

To give you an idea of what's at stake here's a quote from a recent Al-Jazeera article:

"In particular, Iraqis are fighting a push by the administration of George Bush, the US president, for permanent military bases in the country and for US private security contractors to be given immunity from Iraqi law, Al Jazeera's Ghida Fakhry said."

And a quote from a recent New York Times article:

WITH only perfunctory debate, the Bush administration is pressuring a divided Iraqi government to approve a security agreement that could haunt Washington’s relations with Baghdad for years to come. The “strategic alliance” that President Bush is proposing eerily resembles, in spirit and in letter, a failed 1930 treaty between Britain and Iraq that prompted a nationalist eruption in Baghdad, a pro-Nazi military coup and a pogrom that foreshadowed the elimination of Baghdad’s ancient Jewish community."

From what I understand, this issue isn't being heavily covered yet by US media, but it's quite serious and could have very significant repercussion's.

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