Tuesday, January 08, 2013

What Will End It

American military occupation in Afghanistan, that is.  From the BBC:
Mr Karzai has held back from signing a long-term binding security agreement with the US, amid fears that Afghan sovereignty is being undermined. He is unwilling to grant US soldiers immunity from prosecution.
No way will the US or its military accept those terms.  It is a sine qua non for our military.  Our forces will not be subject the locals, that's all there is to it.  We won't be staying without those guarantees.   Lack of immunity ended American military occupation in Iraq.
US and Iraqi authorities reached a similar sticking point in negotiations over the drawdown of US troops from Iraq. Aside from a contingent guarding the embassy, all US soldiers left the country by December 2011.
 I certainly hope President Karzai stands up for his nation's sovereignty. 



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