The claim comes after contradictory statements from Obama
administration officials on whether U.S. forces would return to Iraq
after the “full withdrawal”
at the end of the month. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, for
example, told lawmakers on Nov. 15 that some troops may return.
“Our hope would be that this isn’t just a State Department presence,
but that ultimately we’ll be able to negotiate a further presence for
the military as well,” Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
And Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki told reporters in Baghdad
Wednesday “No doubt, the U.S. forces have a role in providing training
of Iraqi forces.”
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