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Stalemate in U.S.-Iraq talks hard to unlock

Posted by smeddum on August 4, 2008

Peoples Daily

July 31, or last Thursday, was the deadline put forward last November by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and US President George W. Bush, but the United States and Iraq have failed to meet the long-term agreement deadline as scheduled. The U.S.-Iraq accord negotiations, nevertheless, reached an impasse because of their serious disparities over the status of American forces stationed in Iraq, the withdrawal timetable and numerous other related issues.
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For first time, Bush agrees to ‘time horizon’ for Iraq pullout

Posted by smeddum on July 19, 2008

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iraq have agreed to a “general time horizon” for further reductions of U.S. combat troops in Iraq, the White House said Friday, the first time the Bush administration has agreed to set any kind of timeline for troop withdrawals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bipartisan approach to US Iraq withdrawal emerging

Posted by seumasach on July 9, 2008

Bipartisanship(Missing Links)

9th July, 2008

AlHayat this morning sums up this way

The negotiations between Iraq and the US have reached a ticklish stage with the disagreement having been made public: Baghdad is insisting on a schedule for the withdrawal of the forces, and rejects immunity from Iraqi law [for the US forces]; while Washington says it is not opposed to a temporal framework [probably “timeframe” is the Washingtonese] for the operation (of withdrawal) and it links the operation to circumstances on the ground.

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