Is Iraq ready to take control?

McCain and Bush contend that we can’t leave Iraq, and that if we do it means dishonor and defeat for America. What if Iraq is ready to start taking control of their own security and doesn’t need or want our help. This would, of course, ruin their warmongering but it would be good for troops. According the the Washington Post this may be happening.

Top Iraqi officials are calling for a radical reduction of the U.S. military’s role here after the U.N. mandate authorizing its presence expires at the end of this year. Encouraged by recent Iraqi military successes, government officials have said that the United States should agree to confine American troops to military bases unless the Iraqis ask for their assistance, with some saying Iraq might be better off without them.

“The Americans are making demands that would lead to the colonization of Iraq,” said Sami al-Askari, a senior Shiite politician on parliament’s foreign relations committee who is close to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki “If we can’t reach a fair agreement, many people think we should say, ‘Goodbye, U.S. troops. We don’t need you here anymore.”

This is inline with the calls from Congress and others who advocate pulling out of Iraq in a responsible matter. King George, however, doesn’t listen to anyone, and I doubt that his Court Jester will be any better if elected. More commentary at Mother Jones.

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~ by Perpetual Memory Loss on June 12, 2008.

One Response to “Is Iraq ready to take control?”

  1. I do agree with the same thing. I am afraid, one day Iraqies are suppsed to prove that iraq is their land and not america’s.

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