Saturday, August 9, 2014

Conservative Republicans get it wrong about Iraq's Status of Forces Agreement

Lately, there's been a theme from conservative Republicans that President Obama should have left American troops in Iraq after the 2011 troop withdrawal. This is another in long line of conservative non-truths.

Here is the truth.

"Discussions about extending the U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement fell apart in 2011 after Iraq's government adamantly refused to give U.S. troops immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts, as American negotiators demanded."

Joni Erst: I would have kept troops in Iraq. Huffington Post, August 9, 2014.

There are other sources to refute this blatant conservative lie.

1. Media Matters uses New York Times story to show that the Iraqis did not want troops in their country.

2. Wikipedia article.

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