Friday, November 28, 2008

A referendum on the occupation

The Iraqi Parliament has ratified a new status of forces agreement with the US, allowing US troops to stay in Iraq for three more years. However, they attached one significant condition: a nationwide referendum on the occupation, to be held by the middle of next year. So, the Iraqi people will get to decide after all. And hopefully, they'll decide to kick the US out early, rather than letting them stay.