Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Iraq parliament members request US troop withdrawal

Eighty-two members of the Iraqi parliament have written a letter (reported here) asking for US troops to withdraw from Iraq.
"We have asked in several sessions for occupation troops to withdraw," the letter said. "Our request was ignored."

"It is dangerous that the Iraqi government has asked the U.N. Security Council to prolong the stay of occupation forces without consulting representatives of the people who have the mandate for such a decision.

"Therefore we must reject the occupation?s legitimacy and renew our demand for these forces to withdraw," the letter added.
What a coincidence that this letter comes out as four US Representatives (Abercrombie, Kucinich, Jones, and Paul) introduce a bill that would require Bush to create a plan for withdrawal from Iraq.

(via American Street)

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