Wednesday, April 09, 2008

America's Secret Plan

It's been obvious to me that, at least implicitly, Bush is trying his best to make sure that the US is so entrenched in Iraq that it will be impossible for us to ever withdraw. His creation of a Rhode Island sized embassy in Baghdad is one tip off, the other might be this secret plan that the UK's Guardian got their hands on:

"A confidential draft agreement covering the future of US forces in Iraq, passed to the Guardian, shows that provision is being made for an open-ended military presence in the country.

"The authorisation is described as "temporary" and the agreement says the US "does not desire permanent bases or a permanent military presence in Iraq". But the absence of a time limit or restrictions on the US and other coalition forces - including the British - in the country means it is likely to be strongly opposed in Iraq and the US.

"Iraqi critics point out that the agreement contains no limits on numbers of US forces, the weapons they are able to deploy, their legal status or powers over Iraqi citizens, going far beyond long-term US security agreements with other countries. The agreement is intended to govern the status of the US military and other members of the multinational force."

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