Thursday, May 10, 2007

Iraqi Lawmakers endorse US Withdrawal

A majority of Iraqi lawmakers today took up their own legislation calling for timelines and benchmarks for the withdrawal of the forces occupying that country.

BAGHDAD - A majority of Iraqi lawmakers have endorsed a bill calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops and demanding a freeze on the number of foreign troops already in the country, lawmakers said Thursday.

The legislation was being debated even as U.S. lawmakers were locked in a dispute with the White House over their call to start reducing the size of the U.S. force here in the coming months.

The Iraqi bill, drafted by a parliamentary bloc loyal to anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, was signed by 144 members of the 275-member house, according to Nassar al-Rubaie, the leader of the Sadrist bloc.

The Sadrist bloc, which sees the U.S.-led forces as an occupying army, has pushed similar bills before, but this was the first time it had garnered the support of a majority of lawmakers.

Time to consult our programs…

  • We have our own congress demanding accountability as a condition to keep funding this fuck-up.

  • We have the Iraqi Parliament taking up legislation that would put an end-date on the occupation.

  • We have General Petraeus, the supreme allied commander in Iraq, downplaying expectations of what might constitute success, and stating publicly that the solution is not going to be military, it will be political.

  • We have a Useless Tool™ “Commander Guy” in the Oval office wagging his veto pen at every funding bill that isn’t a blank check – insisting he is willing to compromise, so long as he gets his way on everything and everyone else can go pound sand.

  • And just for good measure, we had a natural disaster at home last week that pointed up perfectly that the nations ability to protect the homefront is compromised by the war in Iraq to a frightening degree..

We, the People, must contact our congressional representatives and tell them we support timelines and benchmarks and an end to this senseless war. Tell Congress not to cave in to George Bush. He has been wrong about everything where this mess is concerned, shows no sign of ever being right about anything, and should be impeached, indicted and probably hung.

Cave in to him and you are as worthiless and corrupt as he is, and the whole lot of you can look for new jobs together in January 2009.

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