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Remember Iraq?

The US is still in limbo on what the government there wants in troop strength….

Seems things are a bit sideways on the domestic front…

Remember those stories about the Iraqi’s not wanting US troops there?

Forget about that….

mullen and maliki

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad on April 21, 2011.

Although Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been seen as leaving the door open to some continued U.S. support, he has also asserted that Iraq no longer needs military help from the Americans. Any decision to extend the U.S. troop presence into 2012 would need approval from the Iraqi parliament. Compounding the problem is a wave of assassinations of government officials and threats by extremists of further violence should Iraqi leaders vote to extend the U.S. military presence.

“There is no certain time or certain date to decide on the U.S. military, and we will not be in a hurry to take a decision,” Osama al-Nujaifi, the speaker of parliament, said in an interview.

A growing chorus of military strategists in Washington would like a deal allowing at least some continued U.S. military presence in Iraq. Amid the broad unrest across the Middle East, they say, a U.S. foothold in Iraq is critical to help ensure stability in that country and to keep Iran and other potential aggressors in check…..

More….

Is anyone surprised about this?

From Polticaldog101….

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May 10, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Updates |

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