Iraq Insists On Withdrawal Timetable

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Iraq's national security adviser says his country will not accept any deal with the United States unless the agreement sets specific dates for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces.

The comments Tuesday by Mouwaffak al-Rubaie come a day after Iraq's prime minister first said publicly that he expects the pending troop deal with the United States to have some type of timetable for withdrawal.

President Bush has said he opposes a timetable.

Al-Rubaie told reporters Tuesday the country "will not accept any memorandum of understanding that doesn't have specific dates to withdraw foreign forces."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by savanna Location: c/s on Jul 9, 2008 at 01:50 PM
    Freddy well said. As you know we will always cry for the children, but we also know these people have been killing one another forever. Let's get our people home and the rest will be up to the Iragis. God Bless our troops and keep them all safe and a speedy return home. Amen
  • by FREDDY Location: COL SPRGS on Jul 9, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    As a retired soldier I agree with you all as everyone here has so elegantly put it lets get our guys and gals out of there, we went there to give them freedom and we have; they are free to tell us they want us out, so let out service members come home. We have done more then enough for these people. As he so cold heartily put it (Iraq's national security adviser says his country will not accept any deal with the United States unless the agreement sets specific dates for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces) so let us depart now and for GOD sake this time do not leave any of our equipment there, they want us out let get out LOCK STOCK AND BARRELS Don’t leave anything there not even a Band-Aid. Now the down said of this; when we do get everyone out of there and we leave these people to the wolfs and demons of the land, you can not cry a tear for them even when you see the little children blown to bits because we agree to let them kill each other!!!!
  • by jenn Location: c/s on Jul 8, 2008 at 09:56 PM
    Lets get out! Give 'em what they want and what we want! Get outta there and let them kill each other instead of us. God Bless Our BRAVE Soldiers! As a girlfriend of a soldier about to deploy, I love hearing some kind of news like this. Let's bring 'em home. I have more family over there and my little sis is about to go too! Party's OVER!
  • by savanna Location: c/s on Jul 8, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    Let's give them a time, how about now. They can kill each other and we can protect our own here in the USA.
  • by Mark Location: C/S on Jul 8, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    4,000 ( ) of our military members killed for their freedom and this clown is telling us we have to abide by a timeline to get out? Well, better get your Iraq Defense Forces trained up Mr. NSA; when we leave, you will get sucked up in the vacuum we create as we head for the planes. God Bless our men and women in uniform; as James and Robert's comments indicate, time for this party to come to an end, bring our troops home for a New Years celebration in our country!
  • by Robert Location: Colorado on Jul 8, 2008 at 11:30 AM
    Well if they dont want us to stay..Partys over
  • by James Galik Location: Colorado on Jul 8, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    If this is the case then lets get out by the end of the year.
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