Monday, October 20, 2008

U.S. Iraqi Agreemnt: Final Draft leaked

The final draft of the U.S. Iraqi agreement was sent to my from Baghdad a couple of days ago. I just finished translating it into english.

you can read the full text of the long term occupation agreement here

I think it's really interesting that while the bush administration are putting the last touches on this long term agreement with their Iraqi allies, bush issued a new presidential signing statement last week specifically to allow the U.S. government to control Iraq's oil resources! The statement was issued as a response to a congressional law that prohibits the U.S. government from taking control over Iraq's oil and gas resources.

What a great message to be given at this time: not only we're planning to occupy your country military, but we also have the intention of steeling your oil and gas.

for more details on the signing statement, check FCNL's press-release here. Bush's statement can be read here.