Declaration and Principles: Future U.S. Commitments to Iraq, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia and the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, March 4, 2008   [open pdf - 332KB]

From the opening statement of Bill Delahunt: "This is the beginning of what I believe should be intensive and continuous consultations with the Congress on the nature and substance of the agreements to be negotiated between the United States and Iraq as envisioned in the November 26, 2007 Declaration of Principles. I suspect that the administration is somewhat surprised by the reaction to the declaration here in Congress, and that they probably wish they had drafted the document with a little bit more precision. On their face, the plain meaning of the words in the declaration look to us very much like a commitment for United States forces to defend the Government of Iraq against foreign and domestic threats in perpetuity." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Satterfield, Mary Beth Long, Oona A. Hathaway, Lawrence J. Korb, Gary L. Ackerman, and Bill Delahunt.

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