According to Reuters, "A majority of the Iraqi parliament has written to Congress rejecting a long-term security deal with
The administration's man in
The Sadrists are in the streets protesting the American presence and their leader has just called for a "new militia offensive" against
The U.S. Congress is up in arms, demanding more information and possibly heading for hearings on the SOFA agreement and the bases. Presidential candidate Barack Obama has insisted that any deal be submitted to Congress, the very thing the Bush administration has organized for more than a year to avoid.
[Excerpt of TomDispatch article by Tom Engelhardt]