Via TPM Muckraker:
As noted by Spencer Ackerman, a permanent US presence in Iraq goes against the sentiments of the American public—not to mention Iraqis.
So it begins. After years of obfuscation and denial on the length of the U.S.’s stay in Iraq, the White House and the Maliki government have released a joint declaration of “principles” for “friendship and cooperation.” Apparently President Bush and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki signed the declaration during a morning teleconference.
Naturally, the declaration is euphemistic, and doesn’t refer explicitly to any U.S. military presence.
Irancove @ November 26, 2007