Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out…posted by Bill Arnett @ 10:37 AM Permalink …seems to be what the Iraqi's are now saying regarding bush's latest attempts to circumvent the law, and get a long term treaty that he won't call a treaty, signed before July 31st guaranteeing a l-o-o-o-o-o-n-n-n-g term American presence in Iraq. bush has been desperate to get this phony "non-treaty that therefore wouldn't have to be approved by Congress," signed, making bush's the sole signature necessary to commit American forces for decades and decades and tie the hands of the next president to prevent the withdrawal of American troops.
I think bush is criminally stupid to believe he can again play king and sign a binding agreement for after all, isn't he the actual king of breaking and ignoring treaties himself? Does he really think Congress and the new president would not be entitled and fully able to negate any agreement by which he obligates America, its citizens, our lives and treasure based upon the sole signature of a war criminal like himself?
Anyway, even the Iraqi's have finally figured out that America is becoming a paper tiger unable to back up threats made against Iraqi politicians that they surrender their sovereignty to America forever?:
U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have abandoned efforts to conclude a comprehensive agreement governing the long-term status of U.S troops in Iraq before the end of the Bush presidency, according to senior U.S. officials, effectively leaving talks over an extended U.S. military presence there to the next administration.Hurrah for some good sense for a change and stopping the wanna-be bully boy bush from dictating commands to other countries when he himself is merely a common criminal guilty of many war crimes.
In place of the formal status-of-forces agreement negotiators had hoped to complete by July 31, the two governments are now working on a "bridge" document, more limited in both time and scope, that would allow basic U.S. military operations to continue beyond the expiration of a U.N. mandate at the end of the year.
The failure of months of negotiations over the more detailed accord -- blamed on both the Iraqi refusal to accept U.S. terms and the complexity of the task -- deals a blow to the Bush administration's plans to leave in place a formal military architecture in Iraq that could last for years.