Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Nouri al-Maliki Is Going to Talk Himself Out of a Job

Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, has won enough backing from Shia, Sunni and Kurdish political blocs to keep some US soldiers in Iraq as military trainers, but without granting them immunity if they commit crimes.


Immunity from prosecution is a key issue for the Pentagon, which has resisted the risk of American soldiers ending up in an Iraqi court.


"The leaders agreed on the need to train the Iraqi forces and to complete their arming as soon as possible and on the need to support the Iraqi government," said Ross Nuri Shawis, Iraq's deputy prime minister, reading a statement.

He continued: "The people who attended the meeting agreed there is no need to grant immunity, in addition to that they suggested training should take place in Iraqi military bases only."


Just who does he think runs Iraq anyway?

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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