Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Troops' Immunity in Iraq

Iraq has asked the U.N. to "end U.S. immunity in Iraq"...

"...Iraq will ask the United Nations to end immunity from local law for U.S. troops, the government said on Monday, as the U.S. military named five soldiers charged in a rape-murder case that has outraged Iraqis.

In an interview a week after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded a review of foreign troops' immunity, Human Rights Minister Wigdan Michael said work on it was now under way and a request could be ready by next month to go to the U.N. Security Council, under whose mandate U.S.-led forces operate in Iraq.

"We're very serious about this," she said, adding a lack of enforcement of U.S. military law in the past had encouraged soldiers to commit crimes against Iraqi civilians.

"We formed a committee last week to prepare reports and put it before the cabinet in three weeks. After that, Maliki will present it to the Security Council. We will ask them to lift the immunity," Michael said...." (source)

Yeah, okay…as soon as the U.S. ends all immunity for foreign diplomats on American soil...

Since the MSM won't talk about it --Let me direct you to a list of all the GOOD things happening in Iraq.

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