'US bribing Iraqi MPs to sign deal'
31-May-2008 (one comment)

The US has offered bribes to Iraqi MPs to lure them into endorsing a security deal that critics believe would make Iraq a US colony.

Sources in Iraq's parliament told Press TV on Thursday that Washington has offered three-million dollars in bribe to the lawmakers who sign the "framework accord."

Under the agreement, the US would be allowed to set up at least 13 permanent military bases in Iraq and US citizens would be granted immunity from legal prosecution.

Iraqi lawmakers, however, vowed that they would never sign the agreement which would turn their country into 'a US colony'.

The accord has faced strong objections from religious and political figures inside and outside Iraq.

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has also protested the deal, calling on the people to hold demonstrations after every Friday prayers against the accord.

The country's most revered Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has formerly objected to the deal, saying he would not allow the government to sign such a deal with "the US occupiers" as long as he was alive.

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This is "democracy" American style

by almo5000 on

In America they have not been able to create a fair and honest system of vote taking yet. That is why there is controversy in practically every election, whether local or national. That is why public does not accept presidentail elction results of 2000 and 2004.  That is why there is lthe lowest percentage of public confidence and participation in US compare with any other industrial nation. And that is why still after so long we are strugling to figure out what happened in Florida and Michigan in their primaries.

When they want to spread "democracy" outside of US, they do it the American way. They bribe the voter. And if the voting results does not go their way, they kill the voter! What a system!  And they really want to spread it !