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Military bases in Iraq

  • The public position of President Bush: No Permanent US Military Bases in Iraq (Feb 2008)

  • Bush's most recent action: issuing a signing statement rejecting provisions of legislation that prohibits the use of taxpayer money "to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq" or "to exercise United

States control of the oil resources of Iraq." (section 1222).

  • Iraq facilities

  • "Good News," Iraq and Beyond: Noam Chomsky (February 2008)

  • If the U.S. is ultimately leaving Iraq, why is the military building 'permanent' bases? (Quaker page with graphic.)

  • U.S. Asking Iraq for Wide Rights on War (NY Times, January 2008)

  • We Own The World: Noam Chomsky (Jan 2008)

  • Shi'ite Leader Says No to Permanent Foreign Bases in Iraq (October 2007)

  • US Public Opposes Permanent Military Bases in Iraq But Majority Thinks US Plans to Keep Them (study from March 2006)

  • Balad Air Base in Iraq Evidence That U.S. Planning to Stay For a Long Time; 15-Square-Mile Mini-City One of Four 'Superbases' Where The Pentagon Will Consolidate U.S. Forces: New $592 Million 'Massive' U.S. Embassy Being Built in Baghdad (originally from Newsweek, April 2006)

  • UK unwilling to divulge US plans to stay in Iraq (Iran IRNA, January 2006)

  • US military to build four giant new bases in Iraq (Guardian, May 2005)

  • Commanders Plan Eventual Consolidation of U.S. Bases in Iraq (Washington Post, May 2005)

  • Digging In: If the U.S. government doesn't plan to occupy Iraq for any longer than necessary, why is it spending billions of dollars to build "enduring" bases? (Mother Jones, March/April 2005)

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