U.S. Troop Immunity A Sticking Point In Iraq Talks
By: Kelly McEvers
October 24, 2011
The issue of immunity for U.S. troops appears to have been the key factor in the Obama administration's decision to withdraw virtually all American soldiers from Iraq at the end of this year. Iraqis are sensitive to the immunity issue, and most did not want to grant it because of high-profile killings of civilians during the war. But they're also using it to their political advantage.
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