For a while now, Iraqi officials have wanted American troops out of their country. In fact, as a new election approaches, for quite some time it has been held that the candidate who runs on the strongest platform to oust the US military from their country would be the frontrunner.
Today that process was sped up. Iraq’s parliament met for a session specifically arranged to vote on throwing American troops outside of their borders. They decided it is best to begin the necessary steps for American troops — and all other foreign troops — to withdraw for good.
The vote represents a rebuke of the United States over its targeted airstrike on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad airport in Iraq early Friday morning. The attack has sharply escalated tensions with Iran and has pushed Iraq to reconsider the presence of American troops in the region.–CNN.
The two stated missions for the US in Iraq were “to train the Iraqi Security Forces and conduct counterterrorism operations.”
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Iraqi officials have been arguing for quite some time that with the near complete extinguishment of al Qaeda and ISIL forces in the region, there is no real reason for American troops to be within their borders.
After the reckless actions of President Trump’s government, first with the targeting of several PMF fighter bases and then the assassination of several PMF commandos alongside Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, sparking a dangerous war in the region, Iraq has had enough.
In spite of this, in accordance with the orders of the neocon war hawks Trump has surrounded himself with, he is sending thousands of additional troops to the Middle East to fight against Iranian and Iranian-backed forces, escalating a dangerous situation he and his warmongering associates can claim full authorship over.
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