Iraqi Members of Parliament say if bases are in the security agreement; most Iraqis will reject it.Â Do we care?Â We can't leave if we want this "ever so successful" surge to . . . umm . . . be successful.Â Besides, how do THEY know what's best for them?Â
Nadim al-Jaberi is a senior member and former secretary-general of Fadhila, a Shiite party that controls the Basra provincial government. The group, which holds 15 seats in parliament, withdrew last year from talks in order to join unelected al-Maliki's cabinet after complaining of US interference.
Khalaf al-Ilyan is one of the three leaders of the Iraq Accordance Front, parliament's largest Sunni Arab bloc with 44 of the House's 275 seats. Last year, he played a prominent role in the Sunni decision to walk out of the Cabinet in protest of al-Maliki's policies.
So what's the story?Â Do we care what THEY want . . . or not?
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