Political Analyst Sabah al-Okeily said Washington succeeded to keep politicians away from drafting a law to get US troops out of Iraq.
“The stances of Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi changed after returning from Washington. Other blocs surrendered to Washington’s will,” Okeily said in remarks. “Most of the political blocs were keen on the positions. Those who called getting the US troops out of Iraq began to shrink due to pressure from the US embassy and some figures like Halbousi.”
Halbousi, according to Okeily, “had a different stance regarding the law on getting US forces out of the country, despite collecting signatures for drafting the law.”