Iraqi PM Brushes Aside Comment US to Stay Longer
Thousands of U.S. troops will remain in Iraqi cities after a deadline for combat soldiers to leave
urban areas, the top U.S. commander said Saturday, as the prime minister dismissed suggestions that some troops might stay after most leave Iraq by 2012, according to AP.
Those statements are likely to rekindle debate here about the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement, which calls for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraqi cities by June 30 and withdraw entirely from Iraq by the end of 2011. Full Story