Posted by: Lister | May 10, 2007

Iraqi bill demands U.S. troops withdraw

From Yahoo! news:

A majority of Iraqi lawmakers have endorsed a bill calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops and demanding a freeze on the number of foreign troops already in the country, lawmakers said Thursday.

[…] The Iraqi bill, drafted by a parliamentary bloc loyal to anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, was signed by 144 members of the 275-member house, according to Nassar al-Rubaie, the leader of the Sadrist bloc.

The Sadrist bloc, which sees the U.S.-led forces as an occupying army, has pushed similar bills before, but this was the first time it had garnered the support of a majority of lawmakers.

[…] The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously in November to extend the U.S.-led forces’ mandate until the end of 2007. The resolution, however, said the council “will terminate this mandate earlier if requested by the government of Iraq.”



  1. Same question as I’ve given a friend. Quickly now, who are the opposition parties, who do they represent and how many opposition parties are there?

    Without that context, can we understand the context of the situation? Could this just be a media stunt?

  2. They are a majority of the people voted into office, with a responsibility for making law. If you need more data than that, then get in touch with the paper.

    If you were an Iraqi, how patient would you be? Would you be giving Bush one more chance? then another, and another…. An open ended promise: “Hey, stay until YOU feel you can’t do anymore. Until YOU feel you’ve tried everything.”


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