Not in the News
Aijaz Ahmad, Real News Network senior analyst:
-[…] major news about Afghanistan never gets discussed. For example, a very important thing very much in the news today with respect to Iraq is this agreement that the Bush administration’s trying to sign with the al-Maliki government which gives the United States the right to have bases in Iraq in perpetuity, which creates a situation in which the Iraqi courts don’t have any […] jurisdiction over American soldiers and so on and so forth. Now, never has it been discussed in the US media, and even in most of the scholarly journals, that the United States actually did sign such an agreement with the Karzai government in Afghanistan in 2005, three years ago.
– So they have a deal for bases in Afghanistan.
– In perpetuity. That never became big news in the United States. (Video and transcript here)
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