It is now becoming increasingly commonplace to read such statements in the news
However, after almost eight years of war and with no dedicated military combat units left in Iraq, the influence of the US is waning.Anyway, the ball is now in Allawi's court. Will this scupper the agreement or has the ship already sailed? I will be watching these developments closely, in tandem with the developments in Lebanon concerning the STL. The Israelis are being very quiet with regards to the declining role of the United States in the region.