"The consequences of not having a SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) and of not having a renewed UN authorization are pretty dramatic in terms of consequences for our actions," Robert Gates told reporters at a press conference at the Pentagon after Iraq's cabinet decided on Tuesday to seek changes to the draft pact. "What really needs to happen is for us to get this SOFA done. It's good for us.
It's good for them. It really protects Iraqi sovereignty," Gates claimed. Times Online: Iraqi MPs demand changes to US troop withdrawal agreement. FCNL: "President" Bush Asserts Right to Control Iraqi Oil. The People's Voice: Iraqis protest against proposed security agreement with US. Global Research: War is Illegal.