Skip to comments.BREAKING: Iraq parliament votes to expel US military
Posted on 01/05/2020 7:20:23 AM PST by Drew68
BEIRUT (AP) The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local):
Iraqs parliament has voted to expel the U.S. military from the country.
Lawmakers voted Sunday in favor of a resolution that calls for ending foreign military presence in the country. The resolutions main aim is to get the U.S. to withdraw some 5,000 U.S. troops present in different parts of Iraq.
The vote comes two days after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani inside Iraq, dramatically increasing regional tensions.
The Iraqi resolution specifically calls for ending an agreement in which Washington sent troops to Iraq more than four years ago to help in the fight against the Islamic State group.
The resolution was backed by most Shiite members of parliament, who hold a majority of seats.
Many Sunni and Kurdish legislators did not show up for the session, apparently because they oppose abolishing the deal.
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It’s currently 5:21 PM in Beirut.
I certainly hope we don’t send them a penny of foreign aid.
Somebody beat you to it.
We should just leave.
Islam is the problem and cannot be reformed.
We should not allow another muslim into the USA.
Trump wanted to get out of Iraq.
Blow the Green Zone to hell on the way out.
Then pull everyone out.
It’s a non-binding resolution. They’re still afraid of ISIS, and Uncle Sam remains vital. And some Shiite factions figure the US will protect them from the other ones. So it’s a resolution and not a law, which would be binding.
Ha! Ha! Iraq, should have been careful what you wished for. Now you have to beg Trump for the US to stay. Trump will know how to play this. Trump has a lot of leeway now.
Trump is a genius. He wanted out and now he can pull out our military and all of our tax support.
Not tired of winning.
thanks for telling us what we already wanted to do, Iraq.
And our billion dollar embassy.
I’m all for it but it will have the consequence of millions more refugees migrating to western countries to escape the bloodshed which is very bad for those western countries unless the refugees are not muslim.
The fact is that region has been at war since the beginning of human time just about. We can’t change that trend. The best we can do is protect our interests and even that is limited.
How long will it take to get everybody out and destroy the embassy?
How will President Trump respond?
You can't expel us, we're leaving.
And taking our money with us.
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