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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:58 PM
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Cheney: "the Iraqis are now the sovereign authority inside Iraq"

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/10/2006103...

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VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: Well, we've moved -- obviously, we took the chief bad guy in Saddam Hussein, and he's on trial now. With respect to what happens in that kind of situation, though, again the Iraqis are now the sovereign authority inside Iraq. That's their government. It's their responsibility. They'll have to make those judgments and decisions about how they prosecute individuals that they believe are responsible for violating the law, whatever else they might have done. And that's an important part of their responsibility.

Q But al Sadr stays out there --

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well --

Q -- capture.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: He is -- obviously speaks for a significant number of Iraqis, has a strong following. But if anything were to be addressed in that area, it's got to be addressed by the Iraqis themselves.

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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:01 PM
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1. Great!! We Won!!!! Time to Bring Them Home!
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:02 PM
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2. May we go home now? n/t
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:03 PM
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3. like Indian tribes are sovereign, ha, George? nt
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:07 PM
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4. "Our puppet is the sovereign authority in Iraq." n/t
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:12 PM
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5. Let's put it to a test, then
Thought experiment:The Iraqis decide that they want to rebuild their own oil infrastructure and Halliburton is not needed or wanted. Raise your hand if you think this will be honored by Bushco.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:14 PM
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6. So, almighty Dick, why are our troops propping up another sovereign gubmint?
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:31 PM
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8. 'Another Whopper: Iraqi Sovereignty
Another Whopper: Iraqi Sovereignty
by Carolyn Eisenberg


The Iraqi people have their country back, proclaimed President Bush at the June 28 NATO conclave in Turkey. Shortly before, National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice had slipped him a note: Mr. President, Iraq is sovereign, upon which he scrawled a message, crafted for the history books Let freedom reign!

When it comes to Iraq, Bush has a demonstrated penchant for embellishment. The official news from Baghdad was that the Coalitional Provisional Authority (CPA) Administrator L. Paul Bremer had turned over political authority to a new Iraqi interim government. However, in reality the White House has no intention of allowing the new government to make independent decisions any time soon.

For the administration, a key development was the U.N. Security Council passage on June 8, 2004 of a U.S.-U.K. resolution welcoming the formation of a fully sovereign and independent interim government of Iraq. On the surface, this gave credibility to the presidents claim that he possessed a genuine plan for Iraqi freedom.

Despite the fanfare about Iraqs full sovereignty, it is striking how many limitations remain. The devil is in the details and one of these details is the small clause in the U.N. resolution, prohibiting the new Iraqi government from taking any actions affecting Iraqs destiny beyond the interim period. This might seem innocuous, except that it leaves in operation the 97 Orders already promulgated by the CPA encompassing such crucial items as the privatization of state-owned companies, the rights of foreign investors and the regulation of Iraqi communications and media.

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0702-09.htm
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:28 PM
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7. There he goes again...LYING.
Or is he just STUPID & doesn't know the definition of "sovereign"?
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:37 PM
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9. Deadeye Dick has hit another target. But what was he aiming at? n/t
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