Operation Iraqi Takeover Hits a Dead End (For Now)

Note: This article appears in full on our new site, under Reggie’s Thoughts.

It’s not on the network news programs, because, in fact – it’s kind of secret.  Even the
print media, where they’ve covered a bit of this story, don’t know very much about it.  Whatever it is, U.S. officials refuse comment on the details.  Even members of Congress are out of the loop, but it really does sound super!

It’s got one of those feel good Bushco names, - you know – like the Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind, Clear Skies, and – of course, Operation Iraqi Freedom.  All these clever captions successfully sold Americans some really toxic legislation, and anesthetized their free fall into dictatorship and economic collapse.

So what’s to worry about a US-Iraq Security Pact with our good buddies in Iraq?

Heck, Americans want security and surely Iraqis want security, - and don’t we all just want to get along? It does sound eerily comforting after so many years of killing and maiming, so maybe our compassionate leader and his cohorts are really working to provide us with peace and prosperity after all.  So why all the behind-closed-doors stuff?  And why, after months of bargaining has it come to a no-deal dead end?

Lets’ take a look at what we do know… with a one important caveat.  George W. Bush and his neocon handlers will make sure that the American public believes that Iran is behind this failure, while Bomb, Bomb Iran is played as background music to their claim. Don’t buy it.  Iran is surely frightened that this pact might succeed, and for very good reasons is pressuring Prime Minister Nouri Al- Maliki to develop a backbone and reject it.

But Iran is NOT behind what’s going on,

Bear in mind that ‘negotiations’ between the US and Iraq that began last November.  The story remained pretty much under the radar until earlier this month when a British paper leaked details of the ‘secret’ agreement between the US and Iraq.  Just as suddenly, Iraqi legislators began to wail loudly about being railroaded into an agreement they did not want and could not accept.  Here’s a recap of what went on:

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