Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It is time to end the occupation of Iraq

Well, that's what the Iraqi government is saying anyway. The UN mandate governing the occupation is up for its annual renewal, and the Iraqi government has made it clear that this is the last time it should be rolled over. After 2008, foreign troops should leave, or normalise their presence by bilateral treaties rather than UN-imposed diktat.

I take it as a given that the Iraqi government's wishes should prevail on this - it's their country after all. But it will be interesting to see whether the UN - or the US - agrees.