Rice is in Iraq, (so expect within weeks some massive amounts of violence which they will be plotting causing right now, oh sorry- she’s there talking peace and withdrawal, there there fluffy bunnikins) and-
Iraq’s foreign minister has said Iraq and the US are “very close” to a deal on the future of US forces in Iraq. Hoshyar Zebari says both sides were redoubling efforts to bring 10 months of tough negotiations to a conclusion.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – on an unannounced trip to Baghdad – said the final deal would be in line with Iraqi laws and sovereignty. US troops’ immunity from prosecution and the timing of a US pull-out remain to be resolved, correspondents say.
The draft deal being discussed includes a commitment that US troops will start to pull out of Iraq’s cities from next summer, moving to large bases out of public view, says the BBC’s Crispin Thorold in Baghdad.
Well as long as you can’t see them then it’s just like they aren’t there. Yeah that works, from the manual -Imperialism for 3 year olds.
PS. Of course it’s unannounced, occupiers tend not to be so popular. Yes there was the regulation ‘situation on the ground.’ get out of any agreements clause, and yes they mention 147,000 US troops but not the similar number of mercenaries.