Iraq - Withdrawal date set
WORKERS, JANUARY 2009 ISSUE
The Statutes of Forces Agreement, signed by Iraq and the USA, and backed by the overwhelming majority of the Iraqi parliament, says that all US forces are to leave Iraq’s cities, towns and villages “on a date no later than 30 June 2009”. And, “all US forces are to withdraw from all Iraqi territory, water and airspace no later than 31 December 2011”.
There are no conditions for the withdrawal, and there will be no US bases. It is an unconditional defeat for the illegal invaders.