Iraq parliament approves US security pact + SOFA to resistance

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Adam Ashton: A national referendum on the pact will allow Iraqi’s to see if the agreement works for them

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Iraqi parliament approves pact to end U.S. occupation

By Adam Ashton
McClatchy Newspapers
Nov 27, 2008
BAGHDAD

A resounding majority of Iraqi parliament members Thursday approved a security pact that calls for an end to the U.S. occupation by 2012, giving the measure a mandate of national unity that was considered critical for its long-term success.

The often divisive agreement passed parliament by 149-35, though 77 lawmakers didn’t vote. Most of them were absent from the session. A minority of them were there but refused to vote.

Few Iraqi leaders call the agreement a good deal for their country. Rather, they say it represents the best they could achieve at the bargaining table with the American government.

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via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 11/27/2008 | Iraqi parliament approves pact to end U.S. occupation

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Iraq: from SOFA to resistance

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Michael Schwartz examines the Sadrists’ reaction to the US-Iraq security pact Pt 3 of 3

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Secret SOFA provisions exposed + ‘Israel may attack Iran via Turkey’ + Chavez slams Obama’s response + Iran summons British envoy

Michael Schwartz: US-Iraq: What’s the deal?

2 responses to “Iraq parliament approves US security pact + SOFA to resistance

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