Has Washington intentionally set things up so that Iraq will have no choice but to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past 2011? According to Sotal Iraq columnist Qasim Al-Kafaji, the U.S. has no intention of pulling out, which explains its 16,000 ‘diplomats’ at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its failure to fully prepare Iraqis to take contol of their own territory.
For Sotal Iraq/aka Voice of Iraq, Qasim Al-Kafaji starts out this way:
In 2008, Iraq signed a convention with the United States that includes a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2011. But what’s really eye catching about the agreement is that it is free of U.S. obligation to fill any of the voids that will open when the time comes to pull out. The important and obvious question is: Why didn’t the agreement include a clause initiating the training in 2008 of the Iraqi Air Force on aircraft designed to protect post-withdrawal Iraq so that Iraq’s forces could be ready to take back their air space by the end of 2011?
America has done this deliberately because its plan to withdraw is anything but permanent. In fact, America doesn’t want to leave at all, so it must dream up reasons to stay. The Iraqi government – or to be more specific – the party or person who signed this agreement, bears the brunt of responsibility for signing a convention that disadvantages Iraq. Whoever signed the deal should have involved informed professionals to examine the treaty and expose its deficiencies.
However, for America’s benefit of course, the agreement was written and signed in a hurry. It is clear who gains the most from its shortcomings. Today they brazenly claim that they have to remain in Iraq to train members of the Iraqi Army and Air Force. This is nothing but an excuse to hold on to Iraqi territory for as long as possible. What’s even stranger is that the Americans say that the training is hard and could take quite some time, even extending to 2020 or 2090. These are simply American scams and tricks that fool every idiot politician who, while having human faces, act no different than jackasses.
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