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State Department tells Iraq it will not discuss US troop withdrawal

State Department tells Iraq it will not discuss US troop withdrawal

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  1. That’s some diplomacy…

  2. Not a good look, diplomatically speaking.

    Sure, the US has the military capability to stay in Iraq, but the cost in soft power will be steep. Everyone currently or potentially hosting a US military presence will have second thoughts, and that matters more in the long run than Iraq ever will.

  3. Doesn’t that kind of make the US in invader now?

  4. Uh ok. I guess Iraq is ours now…

  5. so what is in iraq that is worth american lives? it not democracy because apparently its “fuck your vote” now. by refusing to leave any attack on our troops will have the same blanket reason (because you shouldnt be here) but whats more iny military action after this statement will let iran totally claim were terrorists so when they start “helping” it wont just be troops in iraq that they target

  6. State Department tells to Iraq: THIS TRAIN HAS NO REVERSE GEAR.

    Almost sounded like satire “America is a force for good in the middle east.” lmao thet should do a poll and see how many Iraqis agree with that assessment.

  7. So, fuck Democracy then?

  8. So, we’re back to hostile occupation.

  9. Be interesting if Iraq started taking Russias offer on the S400

  10. Imperialism at its finest.

    “We know better than you lot, we won’t leave.

    For your own good and protect you, of course. Now how about some Freedom LNG at discount?

    Your oil won’t last forever’

  11. Looks like Iraq is on the menu for a proxy war between the US and Iran.

    In all seriousness, Iraq asked and passed a **non-binding resolution** to withdraw US forces. I don’t know what is required for a binding resolution, but that is probably a first start.

  12. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/10/state-department-tells-iraq-it-will-not-discuss-us-troop-withdrawal.html) reduced by 74%. (I’m a bot)
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    > On Sunday, Iraq's parliament passed a nonbinding resolution calling for the removal of American forces and other foreign troops from the country in the wake of a U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani.

    > A day later, a letter from U.S. Marine Corps Gen. William Seely to Iraq's Defense Ministry said the withdrawal of U.S. coalition troops was occurring "In due deference to the sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq, and as requested" by the nation's prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, and the Iraqi parliament.

    > In the wake of the letter, the Pentagon acknowledged that the letter informing Iraq's Defense Ministry that U.S.-led coalition troops would leave Iraq "Was a mistake.”

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  13. Ever heard of Dien Bien Phu?

  14. Can you imagine if Russia did this?

  15. Well I guess the rest of the world now imposes sanctions on the US?

  16. Member when republicans preached to us about respecting national sovereignty?

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