Tuesday, November 22, 2005

How much longer?

Ok, so now the Iraqi leaders want a timetable for withdrawal.

The leaders agreed on "calling for the withdrawal of foreign troops according to a timetable, through putting in place an immediate national program to rebuild the armed forces ... control the borders and the security situation" and end terror attacks.

Not only that, but they say that the Sunnis have the right to shoot at us, and they refuse to define doing so as "terrorism."

In Egypt, the final communique's attempt to define terrorism omitted any reference to attacks against U.S. or Iraqi forces. Delegates from across the political and religious spectrum said the omission was intentional. They spoke anonymously, saying they feared retribution.

"Though resistance is a legitimate right for all people, terrorism does not represent resistance. Therefore, we condemn terrorism and acts of violence, killing and kidnapping targeting Iraqi citizens and humanitarian, civil, government institutions, national resources and houses of worships," the document said.

Not only that, but they insist on the release of anyone who has not been convicted in a court, and an investigation into allegations of torture.

The final communique also stressed participants' commitment to Iraq's unity and called for the release of all "innocent detainees" who have not been convicted by courts. It asked that allegations of torture against prisoners be investigated and those responsible be held accountable.

The statement also demanded "an immediate end to arbitrary raids and arrests without a documented judicial order."

The President of Iraq, with the backing of the Sunnis, Shi'ites and Kurds, has established a theocracy. AND called for an immediate timetable for US withdrawal. AND also said that shooting U.S. troops in the meantime is OK.

Well, George? This is the Government you said you wanted in Iraq.

You said that if the Iraqis wanted us to leave, we would leave.

So are you going to listen or are you to going ignore THEM, too? Like you ignore Americans? Will this be one more lie in the long, long litany of them?

Surely the right-wingers who are in power - super-patriots all - will loudly and angrily condemn this.

WON'T they?

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