Friday, November 25, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern | Will the US Seize the Opening for Troop Withdrawal?

The arabs have become united about something!

Everyone wants the occupying forces out of Iraq as a first priority.

Blairy England will directly e-mail Mr Blair, just in case he pretends not to be aware of this.

t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern | Will the US Seize the Opening for Troop Withdrawal?: "Will the US Seize the Opening for Troop Withdrawal?
By Ray McGovern
t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Thursday 24 November 2005

The surprising degree of consensus reached by the main Iraqi factions at the Arab League-orchestrated Reconciliation Conference in Cairo last weekend sharply undercuts the unilateral, guns-and-puppets approach of the Bush administration to the deteriorating situation in Iraq. The common demand by Shia and Kurds as well as Sunnis for a timetable for withdrawal of occupation forces demolishes the administration's argument that setting such a timetable would be a huge mistake. Who would know better - the Iraqis or the ideologues advising Bush?

Withdrawal of Occupation Forces

From the final communiqué:

We demand the withdrawal of foreign forces in accordance with a timetable, and the establishment of a national and immediate program for rebuilding the armed forces ... that will allow them to guard Iraq's borders and to get control of the security situation ..."

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