In an interview with CNN Iraqi National Security Adviser, Mowaffak Al-Rubaie sent a clear message directed at Vice President Dick Cheney that his country will not tolerate permanent U.S. bases.
Iraq "put the U.S. on notice." Iraq's National Security Advisor, doesn't mince words.
"The people of Iraq, the Parliament, the Council of Representative and the government of Iraq, all say no, big fat no, N, O, No military bases for Iraq because we believe that is in direct encroachment to our sovereignty, and we don't need it."
"That message was delivered directly to Vice President Dick Cheney at the White House."