Thanks Caslon !!! good sugject !!!! Its no wonder the Iraqies are "acrimonius" toward what bush is trying to push down their throats. Iran aside the Iraq politicians are plenty smart enough to see that bush's plan is to control their country, all the Iraqies want is legitimate sovereignity for their country. bush planned to open/maintain 50 or more bases, control Iraq's airspace, wanted immunity for our soldiers/contractors (can you imagine asking for that with their past experience of such immunity, blackwater, had immunity, did some killing of their own for no good reason, it was proven but the bush regime still gave them another contract, yah, sure, the Iraqies want more of that !!!! ) Bush wanted the right to arrest Iraqies in his "war on terror", no questions asked, the right to attack any of Iraq's neighbors from any of those 50 bases, and was pushing for great deals for his oil buddies. This information was given by Iraqi statesmen at congressional hearings recently. But bush still maintained recently that there were no plans for signing any agreements with Iraq, that would tie the hands of congress or the next president. WHAT A F____ LIER HE IS !!!!!!