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Illegal Bases in Iraq Openly Constructed, Used, Announced


Breaking The Law
By Bill Scher, Liberal Oasis

From today's NY Times:

Administration officials and top military leaders declined to talk on the record about their long-term plans in Iraq. But when speaking on a not-for-attribution basis, they describe a fairly detailed concept. It calls for maintaining three or four major bases in the country, all well outside of the crowded urban areas where casualties have soared. They would include the base at Al Asad in Anbar Province, Balad Air Base about 50 miles north of Baghdad, and Tallil Air Base in the south.

Spending one single dollar on those bases is now against the law.

Congress, are you listening?

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Just where would you like the military to go? They need to be close to the men in order to transport the wounded and dead.....

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