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Monday, August 11, 2008


Sovereignty watch

While we're on the subject of "respecting the territorial integrity of sovereign nations," I should make brief note of other recent news:
Iraq's foreign minister insisted Sunday that any security deal with the United States must contain a "very clear timeline" for the departure of U.S. troops.

President Bush has steadfastly refused to accept any timetable for bringing U.S. troops home.
If Iraq were actually a sovereign nation (which it was before the U.S. invasion; whether it is now in fact, if not just in name, is questionable), surely there couldn't be any question of "negotiation" here, nor of "refusal" on the part of George Bush. If a sovereign nation doesn't want U.S. troops on its territory, then surely they should immediately withdraw.

You'd think.

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