Deal Would Set Oct. 2010 for US Pullout: Iraqi Official

Legal immunity for troops remains stumbling block in talks
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2008 1:40 PM CDT
Sattar Jaafar, 41, operates a loom as he and his family try to make a living by hand-weaving rugs in the Sadr City district of Baghdad.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Significant progress has been made on the security agreement being negotiated between Iraq and the US, the AP reports, with two Iraqi officials saying that the deal sets October 2010 as the deadline for a near-complete withdrawal. Legal immunity for troops remains an issue, and contributed to a “very difficult” call yesterday between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.