A final draft of a military pact governing U.S. forces in Iraq will be presented to the war-torn country's highest authorities on Friday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said on Thursday.Isn't it interesting that no one is drawing attention to the fact that under the Constitution the president's treaty-making powers are only granted "by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate" (Article II, Sec. 2), and ratification requires that "two thirds of the Senators present concur." But since when has this (or any other) administration worried about constitutional limitations on executive power?
"We are very close, we have a text, but not the final agreement. Everything has been addressed," Zebari told reporters after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Baghdad.
The draft will now be considered by the Political Council for National Security on Friday a strategic body which includes the president, the prime minister and the chiefs of all political parties.