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US warns Iraq to accept security deal

October 23, 2008

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— The Bush administration on Wednesday warned of "real consequences" for Iraq if it rejects a newly negotiated security pact.

Without a deal, the United States could be forced to end its military operations.

The White House said Iraqi security forces are incapable of keeping the peace without U.S. troops, raising the specter of reversals in recent security and political gains if the proposed security deal is not approved by the time the current legal basis for U.S. military operations expires Dec. 31.

"There will be no legal basis for us to continue operating there without that," White House press secretary Dana Perino said. "And the Iraqis know that. And so, we're confident that they'll be able to recognize this. And if they don't, there will be real consequences, if Americans aren't able to operate there."

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 2 months ago

"There will be no legal basis for us to continue operating there without that," White House press secretary Dana Perino said. ----------------Like that's ever been the slightest concern for BushCo on anything.

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