The USOF (occupying forces) are here to stay in Iraq, as long as israel as an entity exists. So much for the so called SOFA agreement.
‘Discussing the needs of Israel regarding Palestinian security forces in a future-Palestinian state, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni expressed concern over a third-party military force protecting a Palestinian state’s external borders. Secretary Rice inserted, “At this time there is no threat from the east because our forces are in Iraq and will stay there for a long time.” Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat added, “For a very, very long time.’
Thanks for the re-assurance Mr Erekat.