Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Iraqi people won

Patrick Cockburn notices the quiet victory of the Iraqi people:

Private security companies will lose legal immunity. US military operations will only be carried out with Iraqi consent. No US military bases will remain after the last American troops leave in 2011 and in the interim the US military is banned from carrying out attacks on other countries from within Iraq.
This almost equates to a complete neutering of the American war machine in Iraq, and is a major U-turn from the wishes of the US at the beginning of 2008.


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