U.S. lists services it’ll cut off if Iraq rejects pact on troops

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By Leila Fadel
McClatchy Newspapers

BAGHDAD — Army Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, informed Iraqi officials last week that if their country doesn’t agree to a new agreement governing American forces in Iraq, it would lose $6.3 billion in aid for construction, security forces and economic activity and another $10 billion a year in foreign military sales.

The warning was spelled out in a three-page list that was shown to McClatchy on Monday. Iraqi officials consider the threat serious and worry that the impasse over the so-called status of forces agreement could lead to a crisis in Iraq. Without a new agreement or a renewed United Nations mandate, the U.S. military presence would become an illegal occupation under international law.

via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 10/27/2008 | U.S. lists services it’ll cut off if Iraq rejects pact on troops

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3 thoughts on “U.S. lists services it’ll cut off if Iraq rejects pact on troops

  1. hahaha – oh man – its like “eeeey if you dont want to play by MY rules -your not my friend anymore!!!”
    Have you ever seen this Odious Odierno guy?
    Take a look in the
    Volume: 6J Issue: 23
    Bush Regime Attacks Syria

    he is fucking scary….
    (not that I think the Iraqis should be impressed by that)

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