Politics

Iraqi parliament weighs limits on U.S. presence.

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Leaders in the Iraqi parliament yesterday said “that they were taking steps to examine the U.S. military presence in Iraq with an eye toward possibly restricting the force’s activities, in a continuing backlash over an American raid that Iraqi officials say killed 13 civilians.” A September poll found that 70 percent of Iraqis believe President Bush’s escalation has “worsened” their lives.

UPDATE: In May, several GOP lawmakers said that if the Iraqi parliament calls for withdrawal, they will change their positions and “respect their wishes.”