Iraqi lawmakers want US out

I don’t know who was first to offer a face-saving way to get out of Iraq but the one I remember distinctly goes like this; if the Iraqi people say they want the US out, we should bring the troops home. This logic always stumped me because it tacitly assumes that we invaded Iraq based on the expressed will of the Iraqi people. The logic spelled says the Iraqi people wanted us to occupy their country so all they have to do is ask us to leave and we’ll go. Now we can put that political rhetoric to the test.

In a story not reported by any major news outlets, (Thanks to Alternet.org)

“On Tuesday, more than half of the members of Iraq’s parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal, according to Nassar Al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Al Sadr movement, the nationalist Shia group that sponsored the petition.”

For context, there are 275 members in Iraq’s parliament and “previous attempts at a similar resolution fell just short of the 138 votes needed to pass.” Simply put, the Iraqi people have spoken so it’s about time we listen.

Stay up fam,

Brandon Q.

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