When President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki meet on November 1, one of the main topics of discussion will be the strategic framework agreement. This agreement, signed in 2008, sets out the conditions for political, economic, cultural and security cooperation between the United States and Iraq. This document should serve as the basis for a lasting relationship between Iraq and the United States, in which the United States would work to promote peace, stability and democracy in Iraq. While some progress has been made in recent years, much of the self-reported U.S. activity in Iraq has been vague and uneven, and the U.S. has failed to address the main obstacles Iraq faces today. US President George W. Bush welcomed the adoption of the agreement between the two countries. "The security agreement deals with our presence, our activities and our withdrawal from Iraq," Bush said.

He continued that "this day seemed unlikely two years ago – but the success of the wave and the courage of the Iraqi people have set the conditions for these two agreements to be negotiated and approved by the Iraqi parliament." [38] NOTE: This link takes you to a link that is no longer linked to the documents themself. Some anonymous U.S. officials and experts who follow the war have argued that they believe some parts of the agreement could be circumvented and others could be open to interpretation, including parties that give Iraq legal responsibility for U.S. soldiers who commit crimes off-base and out of service. the necessary part for U.S. troops, obtain Iraqi authorization for all military operations and the part that prohibits the U.S. from staging attacks against other countries from Iraq. [37] For example, government officials have argued that prosecutions in Iraq of U.S. soldiers could take three years, until the U.S.

has withdrawn from Iraq in accordance with the terms of the agreement. In the meantime, U.S. troops will remain under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice. Michael E. . . . .

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