Bush wants 50 military bases, control of Iraqi airspace and legal immunity for all American soldiers and contractors. […] A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in November.
And before you ask “How is this possible?” I suggest you read:
- Wikipedia: Status of Forces Agreements
- TPM Muckraker: Bush Doesn’t Need Congress For Iraq Security Pact