TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War Iraq's Chalabi, who sought invasion, now wants U.S. out

Iraq's Chalabi, who sought invasion, now wants U.S. out

E-mail Print PDF

Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who played a key role in persuading the administration of President George W. Bush to invade Iraq and overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, said Tuesday that it's time for U.S. forces to go home.

"Are Iraqis ready to carry the responsibility for their country?" he asked rhetorically during a panel discussion held with political supporters at his family compound in Baghdad. "Is Iraq ready to be its own master?" "We want to be the masters of ourselves and to carry our responsibilities in this region," Chalibi said.

Chalibi's presentation comes as Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki struggles with whether to ask the U.S. to stay on past the Dec. 31 withdrawal date both countries agreed to three years ago. Maliki has taken no position, but he promised last month to seek advice from military experts and Iraqi political leaders and to make a decision by July 30 on whether to ask U.S. forces to remain.

To date, only the followers of Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al Sadr had come out publicly opposed to extending the American stay, with most Iraqi politicians remaining mum on the topic. Whether Chalibi's formal opposition will matter is unclear. Although he's a member of Iraq's parliament from the largest political bloc, he doesn't lead that bloc.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. to send additional troops to Afghanistan

new Afghan troops sentDefense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that the Pentagon is dispatching additional troops to Afghanistan, where...

U.S. court tosses murder conviction of ex-Blackwater guard

Nicholas Slatten conviction overturnedA federal appeals court on Friday threw out the murder conviction of an ex-Blackwater security guard...

Dozens of Civilians Killed in Airstrikes on Raqqa

Dozens of civilians killed in Raqqa airstrikesSyrian state media and opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa...

Insult to injury: how Trump's 'global gag' will hit women traumatized by war

Women victims of war endangered by Gag RuleIf the first victim of war is the truth, the second is often female. And the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!