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Friday, July 15, 2011

In Shadow of Death, Iraq and U.S. Tiptoe Around a Deadline

“The government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is privately telling American officials that it wants their Army to stay here after this year.

The Americans are privately telling their Iraqi counterparts that they want to stay.

But under what conditions, and at what price to the Americans who remain behind?

American combat deaths are on the rise, an ominous harbinger of what lies ahead if an agreement is reached to keep troops here after the withdrawal deadline at the end of the year.” New York Times

Still no declaration of war, or cause for war.  Just war without end.

FEE Timely Classic

Who’s Declaring War?” by Sheldon Richman