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2012-11-18 Iraq
Iraqi politicians backed into a corner on a Status of Forces Agreement?
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Posted by Au Auric 2012-11-18 00:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6483 views ]  Top

#1 Not mentioned. A SOFA is a treaty requiring the approval of the US Senate. Lacking provisions for first call on any criminal prosecution of US military personnel which is what other countries (see - Germany, Korea, Japan, etc) have worked with, was never going to fly in the Senate. Check the record, the American military has probably been the most active military to prosecute its own members for offenses than any other in history. It wasn't an issue of 'immunity' rather first option to act upon the criminal complaint.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-18 09:33||   2012-11-18 09:33|| Front Page Top

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