Does Iraq have its own Exit Strategy re US troop presence in Iraq?

Middle East News March 4, 2007

Arabs Urge Iraq Pull out Timetable

Turkey's foreign minister, participated in the Arab League meeting for the first time [EPA]

The Arab League has called on the United Nations Security Council to set a timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iraq.

Amr Moussa, the Arab League's secretary-general, opening a one-day meeting on Sunday, listed what the Cairo-based organisation believed were the key issues for easing the crisis in Iraq.

As well as a timetable for the US-led forces to leave, the list also includes a call for the fair distribution of wealth and the disbanding of all militias.

Yesterday Ahmadinejad visited with Saudi Arabian officials.

Iraq has already met several times with Iran.

Iraq has already met several times with Syria.

All of theese meetings withOUT the U.S. present. Of course the US now plans to attend meeting with Iraq, Iran and Syria....


But it looks as though Iraq is starting

to pull its own weight..that they are

forming a rather clandestine

partnership within the Middle East, which will not include the United States.

Update 2:

(I'm aware the Arab League doesn't have much influence. But it's just the idea that they are following behind Syria and Iran and Saudia Arabia, and of course, Iraq.Who knows.who will e next oin that oil rich region. Kuwait. United Arab Emirates?

We shall see, shan't we.

(These people have to live with each other. The U.S. is far far away. They do not need us.

Update 3:

I can spell. Excuse typos.

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I hope the whole middle east will unite and throw us out of there! It would serve us right if this war we started ended up uniting all those countries, and creating an even bigger enemy!

    What gives us the right to decide how another country should be run? We can't even run our own country right as evidenced by increasing crime, poverty, homelessness, govt. corruption, and taxes.

  • fra59e
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Would the US ever invade Saudi Arabia? Of course not. At least not while the Bushco necons are in charge. The rich oil barons who run that country such as the Bin Laden family are old family friends and business partners of the Bush family.

    Does anybody really expect that Osama will be brought to trial, where testimony in open court might disclose the relationship of the Saudis with Bush family members? Or are we just supposed to forget that reality the same way we have mostly forgotten that the grandfather of George Bush, Prescott Bush, was a banker who loaned money to the Nazi Party until the FDR administration shut him down?

    Are we to ignore the reality that almost all the hijackers who destroyed the WTC were Saudi Arabians, and none of them were Iraqis?

    Do the Iraqis have a strategy? They just want all US troops to get the heck out of their country, and 70% of them say so when polled. Then they will happily go on killing each other as they always have without our troops blocking the crossfire.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Arab League? Don't make me laugh.

    Sure, it doesn't have much influence, they keep fighting with each other. And the Arabs have been too opportunistic - because of their close-unit family backgrounds, they are loyal to their own factions, rather than their respective nations (which were created after WW2 by US, not them), so infighting has damaged their reach of power.

    I didn't know that Ahmadinejad had visited Saudi Arabia though. It doesn't matter - the Americans can make up an excuse and invade like they did with Iraq. And they've been very clever by targetting the Iran-Pakistan border ('terrorist camps'), which makes it so they can surround Iran. If the Iranians don't have the support of China then they're already finished. And to your last point, you're right, they just don't care.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    couple of factors that are binding these countries together, the notion of kurds getting their homeland is a serious threat for turkey iran and syria. arabs dont want the persians having oil and they see real news as to what is happening in the middle east not censored bull crap. china has a new juicy 25 year 100 billion dollar oil arrangemet with iran do i need to say more.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They will soon all gang up and throw the US out because they all know that the US is just after oil. Wont be long now.

  • 1 decade ago

    lol yeah the exit strategy is the same as it has been since the gulf war...leave us alone, but if you insist on staying here i guess there's nothing we can do but work around you.

    In a nut shell, we aren't leaving till we are good and ready.

    Source(s): My source is my experience in Iraq.
  • 1 decade ago

    im guessing yes?

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