Saturday, October 22, 2011

Iraq rejects US request to maintain bases after troop withdrawal

Anyone who believes that this wasn't the Obama administration's design all along needs to contact me about some waterfront propery in Florida immediately.
The US suffered a major diplomatic and military rebuff on Friday when Iraq finally rejected its pleas to maintain bases in the country beyond this year.

Barack Obama announced at a White House press conference that all American troops will leave Iraq by the end of December, a decision forced by the final collapse of lengthy talks between the US and the Iraqi government on the issue.

The Iraqi decision is a boost to Iran, which has close ties with many members of the Iraqi government and which had been battling against the establishment of permanent American bases.

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