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.
“Good News,” Iraq and Beyond (Noam Chomsky, February 2008)
U.S. Asking Iraq for Wide Rights on War (NY Times, January 2008)
We Own the World (Noam Chomsky, June 2007)
Shi’ite Leader Says No to Permanent Foreign Bases in Iraq (October 2007)
U.S. Public Opposes Permanent Military Bases in Iraq But Majority Thinks U.S. Plans to Keep Them (March 2006)
- 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
UK Unwilling to Divulge U.S. Plans to Stay in Iraq (January 2006)
Digging In (March/April 2005)
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?