Wednesday 1st of February 2023

dressing the part .....

dressing the part .....

With its international mandate in Iraq set to expire in 11 months, the Bush administration will insist that the government in Baghdad give the United States broad authority to conduct combat operations and guarantee civilian contractors specific legal protections from Iraqi law, according to administration and military officials. 

This emerging American negotiating position faces a potential buzz saw of opposition from Iraq, with its fragmented Parliament, weak central government and deep sensitivities about being seen as a dependent state, according to these officials.  

At the same time, the administration faces opposition from Democrats at home, who warn that the agreements that the White House seeks would bind the next president by locking in Mr. Bush’s policies and a long-term military presence. 

The American negotiating position for a formal military-to-military relationship, one that would replace the current United Nations mandate, is laid out in a draft proposal that was described by White House, Pentagon, State Department and military officials on ground rules of anonymity. It also includes less controversial demands that American troops be immune from Iraqi prosecution, and that they maintain the power to detain Iraqi prisoners.  

US Asking Iraq For Wide Rights On War

the real value of amerikan democracy .....

Antonia Juhasz of the group Oil Change International says the issues of oil & permanent military bases are related.  

"We've got the Bush administration pushing aggressively for an (Iraqi) law that would give oil companies 20- to 25-year contracts for oil in Iraq & if they were to be at work for an extended length of time, they would need security." she said.  

"If the U.S. military is going to stay in Iraq for 20 or 35 years, they're going to need bases." she added.  

Juhasz said bushit’s signing statements show the futility of the Democrat's main approach to the war issue - which is to continue approving funds for the war while simultaneously trying to extract concessions from the administration. A Congressional Budget Office report released last week showed the Democratic Congress appropriated more money for the Iraq war in 2007 than Republican Congresses did in years past.  

"The bottom line has to be in the willingness to give the money." she said. "The budget for the war this year has reached 170 billion dollars for just the next year. That is an astounding amount of money. The increase in spending on the war is largely caused by the “surge” & of course the power of the purse is the only power that the Democrats have." 

Meanwhile, an Iraqi MP, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that highly confidential negotiations took place by representatives from American oil companies, offering $5 million to each MP who votes in favour of the Oil & Gas law. 

The amount that could be paid to pass the votes need not exceed $150 million dollars at $5 million per MP, given that the Oil law requires 138 votes to pass, which the Americans want to guarantee in many ways, including vote-buying, intimidation & threats! 

Focusing on the heads of parliamentary blocs & influential figures in the parliament to ensure the votes, the Americans guaranteed the Kurdish votes in advance, but they are seeking enough votes to pass & approve the law as soon as possible.  

For any who might doubt the duplicitous intentions of the gangsters in the Out House & their real intentions for Iraq, take look at bushit’s statement in respect of the just signed so-called “National Defense Authorization Act” ….. 

“Today, I have signed into law H.R. 4986, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008… Provisions of the Act, including sections 841, 846, 1079, and 1222, purport to impose requirements that could inhibit the President's ability to carry out his constitutional obligations to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, to protect national security, to supervise the executive branch, and to execute his authority as Commander in Chief. The executive branch shall construe such provisions in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President.” 

The evil criminal is claiming that Section 1222 could inhibit his ability to defend the Constitution, so he claims the right to ignore it. The drafters of the bill were also sworn to defend the Constitution. What are the requirements in 1222 that the Out House finds so inhibiting? 

Here is the entire text of 1222: 

No funds appropriated pursuant to an authorization of appropriations in this Act may be obligated or expended for a purpose as follows: 

(1) To establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq. 

(2) To exercise United States control of the oil resources of Iraq 

To hear the shrub’s confession ……Lets listen to Bush:

Then chuck the bastards into Guantanamo & let them rot there forever.