BAGHDAD _ The U.S. military has warned Iraq that it will shut down military operations and other vital services throughout the country on Jan. 1 if the Iraqi government doesn't agree to a new agreement on the status of U.S. forces or a renewed United Nations mandate for the American mission in Iraq.
In addition to halting all military actions, U.S. forces would cease activities that support Iraq’s economy, educational sector and other areas _ "everything" _ said Tariq al Hashimi, the country’s Sunni Muslim vice president. "I didn’t know the Americans are rendering such wide-scale services."
I probably shoulda put this in "Oh, the irony...". Since the U.N. lunch room pass that allows US troops to be in Iraq expires on December 31st, Bush is actually threatening to OBEY THE LAW!!!
Note to Iraq: Call his bluff. We'll say 'Ooops' and bring our troops home.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.