U.S. Department of Defense calls for three billion dollars to finance activities in Iraq after the withdrawal

2/15/2012 | (Voice of Iraq) - add comment -
Alsumaria News / Baghdad, said a number of American newspapers that the U.S. Department of Defense called for three billion dollars to finance activities in Iraq after the war and complete military withdrawal end of last year 2011, which observers say it could threaten the re-election of President Barack Obama for a second term. agency said "Wired Dainger Roman", "The Pentagon called for a budget of $ 2.9 billion to finance the activities of the United States in Iraq after the dawn of the new, without giving explanations on the mechanism to spend that money," arguing that "this amount designed to cover a war that is waged until . " The agency added that the task is "claimed" by The Ministry of Defense to finance is the "completion of the transitional period," indicating that "the money will be used to finance its office in Baghdad and the Office of Security Cooperation to continue to provide security assistance and security cooperation" with the Iraqi army, as well as amounts other rehabilitation equipment used during military operations. " The agency said that "the administration of President Barack Obama is seeking to give the impression to the American people that the war on Iraq has ended, to support his campaign to come." In the same context, the agency noted that "the U.S. military about operations in Iraq to the State Department, which in turn hired an army of private security companies the size of a brigade major, also prevented Congress from monitoring contractors' work in Iraq in the wake of the withdrawal the United States. " The United States of America, in the February 8, 2012, a plan to reduce the number of employees at its embassy in Baghdad, while confirming the presence of 16 thousand currently between diplomats and retirees. It is noteworthy that the United States officially ended its presence in Iraq in December of 2011, under the agreement signed between the two countries in 2008, nine years after the invasion of its military forces in 2003, and the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein, a decision of the former U.S. President George W. Bush.

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