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U.S. Will Leave Iraq if Requested


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BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. governor of Iraqi told regional officials Friday that the United States would leave Iraq if requested to do so by the new Iraqi government — although he thinks such a move is unlikely.

L. Paul Bremer told a delegation from Iraq's Diyala province that American forces would not stay where they were unwelcome.

"If the provisional government asks us to leave we will leave," Bremer said, referring to an Iraqi administration due to take power June 30. "I don't think that will happen, but obviously we don't stay in countries where we're not welcome."

The United States plans to keep substantial military forces here after the June 30 handover, prompting critics to question whether Iraqis will gain genuine sovereignty.

American officials have said that the terms of the U.S. military role will ultimately be determined by a status of forces agreement to be signed with the new Iraqi government.

During a briefing later Friday, coalition spokesman Dan Senor said that U.S.-led forces have the right to remain in Iraq "through the coalition process" under U.N. resolution 1511.

"However, we do not anticipate that being an issue... . U.S. forces never stay in a foreign country in a situation like we would be staying in Iraq past June 30th if we are not wanted."

But he added that Washington expects "a close partnership with the Iraqi interim government post-June 30th. The majority of Iraqis we deal with anticipate a close partnership. The Iraqi leaders anticipate a close partnership," especially in maintaining security. On Thursday, Undersecretary of State Marc Grossman said the new Iraqi government will not have the authority to evict American forces from Iraq, quickly reversing a statement made minutes earlier before a House of Representatives panel.

Grossman's comments reflect the difficult balance the U.S. government is trying to strike as it moves closer to the June 30 handover.

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Oh please, PLEASE ask the US to leave Iraq! It's put an end to alot of this silly madness. Of course they'll ultimately find somewhere else to set down and bully the locals.

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. Of course they'll ultimately find somewhere else to set down and bully the locals.

Saddam was more of a bully to the locals than the US.

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Here you go folks...it's all yours now...have a nice day.

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I don't think we should leave, if we do Iraq will most likely disolve into civil war.

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L. Paul Bremer told a delegation from Iraq's Diyala province that American forces would not stay where they were unwelcome.

"If the provisional government asks us to leave we will leave," Bremer said, referring to an Iraqi administration due to take power June 30. "I don't think that will happen, but obviously we don't stay in countries where we're not welcome."

huh.gifdontgetit.gifcrying.giflaugh.gifw00t.gif did he actually say that? Didn't we invade that country to begin with? As for bullying the locals, Saddam was far worse.

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Here you go folks...it's all yours now...have a nice day.

to be fair, Iraq was quite a hole before US involvement:)

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to be fair, Iraq was quite a hole before US involvement:)

Not quite as much as it is now...

If the US were to pull out, they'd be leaving a country in a state of civil war; the chances are one of the fundamentalist religious groups that Saddam kept under control would rise to the top...and hey, then you might actually have a government in Iraq that DOES have something to do with terrorism rolleyes.gif

In any event, whoever came out on top would likely be worse for both the west, and the Iraqi people than Saddam ever was...the US managed to screw up that country, and they've got a responsibility to clean up the mess they made.

"obviously we don't stay in countries where we're not welcome."

Just...didn't they go in there in the first place without being welcome? huh.gif

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Just...didn't they go in there in the first place without being welcome?

think of it like this. afghanistan was having a party and america showed up, fixed a lamp, got drunk, and puked on the couch. america was stumbling around when he noticed the house of iraq and broke through a window. after throwing iraq out of his own house, america invited a bunch of angry strangers over. the party was going fine for a bit, but now the strangers are angry again, and america is at the point of drunkeness where they're said and feel sorry for everything.

politics. rolleyes.gif

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