U.S. pressured to leave Iraq

Radical Cleric Muqtada el-Sadr want the U.S. out of Iraq. He restated that demand again yesterday, but General David Petraeus said on the Pentagon Channel yesterday, “we’ve got to work with our Iraqi partners to insure that we can continue to provide for them assistance, capabilities that have proven to be very important for them even as we obviously continue to reduce our forces.” Al-Sadr wants the “army, the bases, the trainers, the embassy, the militias, the companies, the US aid, and anything that is American,” out.