Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Iraqi Lawmakers ask for Timetable

(AP) U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,383
Majority of Iraqi lawmakers call for timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops, lawmaker says

May 10, 2007
7:58 AM

(Baghdad-AP) _ A majority of Iraqi lawmakers have endorsed a bill calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops and demanding a freeze on the number of foreign troops already in the country, lawmakers said Thursday.

The legislation was being debated even as U.S. lawmakers were locked in a dispute with the White House over their call to start reducing the size of the U.S. force here in the coming months.

The Iraqi bill, drafted by a parliamentary bloc loyal to anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, was signed by 144 members of the 275-member house, according to Nassar al-Rubaie, the leader of the Sadrist bloc. ...(more)
Since the Iraqi parliament seldom gets anything done, it's highly significant that they've managed to put together a majority to ask for a timetable for U.S. troops to withdraw.

What will the Bush administration do? They went on and on about Iraqi elections and creating a democracy in Iraq; so now, will they honor the will of the Iraqi parliaments?

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