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Iraq doesn’t like our offer..go figure.

June 13th, 2008 | by Dusty |

The US and Iraq have been in ‘negotiations’ for awhile now over a permanent..cough..pact. A pact that will govern how and what we are allowed to do within Iraq’s borders. No matter what Bush says, Iraq is a soveriegn nation, right? Yes, we saved them from themselves and brought democracy to all the citizens of Iraq and yet, they have the audacity to bitch and piss and moan that we are pushing them around. The nerve! (snark) From Reuters:

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday talks with the United States on a long-term security pact were at a stalemate because of U.S. demands that encroached on Iraq’s sovereignty.

The United States and Iraq are negotiating a new security deal to provide a legal basis for U.S. troops to stay in Iraq after December 31, when their United Nations mandate expires, as well as a separate long-term agreement on political, economic and security ties between the two countries.

Some folks in the Iraqi government have gone so far as to say…wtf dudes? We don’t need your stinking bases and thousands of troops! The wingnut Al-Sadr hasn’t been quiet either on this issue. Flapping his gums so to speak, via a letter, to the great unwashed masses he said this, via CNN:

“the resistance will be exclusively conducted by only one group. This new group will be defined soon by me.”

Sigh…Al-Sadr didn’t stop there of course. He had to bring up the “M” word a few times as well:

“We will not stop resisting the occupation until liberation or martyrdom.”

One of the reasons the deaths in Iraq have dropped is because Al-Sadr’s army is in a ceasefire mode. Bush or Petraeus conveniently forget to mention this when they are bragging about how low the death count has been lately. Johnny McCain doesn’t either. Imagine that.

The Iraqi government is threatening to pull out of the talks and write their own ‘take it or leave it’ pact for the American occupiers. BushCo mouthpieces whine that Iraq is circumventing the whole process by taking their gripes public. Seems the Iraq government just doesn’t cotton to us as the ‘great liberators’. Could this be because we want to build roughly 50 permanent bases in their country, control their airspace and legal immunity for all American soldiers and contractors?

Nah, that can’t be whats pissing them off.. ;)

Artwork by The Worried Shrimp. Crossposted at Sirens Chronicles.

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  1. 5 Responses to “Iraq doesn’t like our offer..go figure.”

  2. By mr bigstuff on Jun 13, 2008 | Reply

    fantastic art work dusty. where can one view more of the same?

  3. By Dusty on Jun 13, 2008 | Reply

    Hi sweetie! By clicking the link at the end of the post..He is known by the handle: The Worried Shrimp ;)

    I do love his stuff, he allows me use it with attribution of course!

  4. By Jersey McJones on Jun 13, 2008 | Reply

    Again, this comes down to the failure of the Iraqi government to form a cohesive majority and get a final Oil Law. One would think the latter would be easier. It’s pretty simple really. But yet it hasn’t happened. Why? Well, maybe the US would rather make our deals now, before the Iraqi government changes and establishes permanent law. It might seem that we’re in a hurry because of our own elections this year, but I think Big Oil and the MIC want these deals now before the Iraqis have the power to stop them. It seems obvious to me.

    Of course, the sick part of that is the notion that Big Oil and the MIC would gladly put our own troops lives in even further danger of reprisal for the actions of Big Oil and the MIC - and that a change in our government may not be much of an impediment. You’d think the war itself would be enough weight on their poor excuses for souls.

    The Iraqi people are not blind to the ambitions of Big Oil and military contractors. They know hegemonic and military profiteering. Been there, done that (God, I hate that expression, but it’s apropos). They will not be happy if these “permanent” deals are made before Iraqi government and law are permanent as well. Hopefully these deals will continue to fall through. Hopefully the Iraqis will be waiting out our election rather than the other way around.

    JMJ

  5. By steve on Jun 13, 2008 | Reply

    Well… we have been in Germany and Japan and Korea for that matter after the wars we won… and not Vietnam… the one we lost.

    Perhaps we’ll get the economic rewards and budget surpluses we get out of “protecting” Germany, Japan and Korea and give Iraq jobs like we did those countries. Jobs… Our jobs…

  6. By Dusty on Jun 13, 2008 | Reply

    steve..we are certainly IN Vietnam..there is a huge new manufacturing plant for Intel I believe being built there. If not Intel, the other chip maker..I forget which.

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