Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Oppose American Occupation
This is something the MSM should definitely be picking up on. With a majority of Iraqi lawmakers now opposing American presence in Iraq, it appears the only Iraqis on the nightly talk shows calling for us to stay are those hand-picked by Cheney:
On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media, more than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal...
Reached by phone in Baghdad on Tuesday, Al-Rubaie said that he would present the petition, which is nonbinding, to the speaker of the Iraqi parliament and demand that a binding measure be put to a vote. Under Iraqi law, the speaker must present a resolution that's called for by a majority of lawmakers, but there are significant loopholes and what will happen next is unclear.