BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s Governing Council demanded an immediate ceasefire across the country and a halt to collective punishment Saturday in a sign of a split between U.S.-picked Iraqi leaders and U.S. administrators over military operations.
One IGC member resigns, another threatens to after meeting with Moqtar al-Sadr. Human Rights Minister resigns.
I’d say this is half-way between an “uh-oh” and an “oh, sh!t!”
Query: Assuming the handover to Iraqi sovereignty goes through as planned on June 30, what happens if the IGC, then the sovereign government of Iraq, orders a cease-fire rather than just voting a resolution in favor of a cease-fire, or invites the United States to pack up and leave?