Talk:Iraqi Parliament votes for expulsion of United States troops

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Review of revision 4537932 [Passed][edit]

Correction / scope of the vote[edit]

{{flag}} Apparently, the vote was about the status of all foreign troops - check the CNN source and search for: "to work towards ending the presence of all foreign troops on Iraqi soil".

I couldn't pull any primary sources: their Parliament, MFA and Embassy in the US did not publish news about the vote in English, but they might have in Arabic or in Farsi. Secondary sources:

  • Euronews: "Iraq voted to expel foreign troops";
  • Al-Jazeera: "Iraq's parliament has passed a resolution calling on the government to expel foreign troops".

A Facebook comment prompted me to check upon this. - Xbspiro (talk) 13:47, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

This is going to need a {{correction}}. The difference between voting to expel US troops and voting to expel all foreign troops is fundamental. Looking at the two sources for our article (which I noted in my review were less diverse than one would prefer, but chose not to not-ready the article over), NPR made this mistake, but CNN did not: CNN's lede says the vote was to "to work towards ending the presence of all foreign troops on Iraqi soil". As reviewer, I was the last line of defense against that mistake, and so should have caught it.

I've flagged this discussion, so we don't lose track of it before settling on and implementing remedial action. --Pi zero (talk) 14:43, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

I agree that correction would seem appropriate. Gryllida (talk) 23:07, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
How about
 
Correction — {{{date}}}
 
This article presents the resolution as to expel US troops from Iraq; however, the resolution was "to work towards ending the presence of all foreign troops on Iraqi soil".
 
--Pi zero (talk) 00:18, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Or "to work towards ending the presence of all foreign troops including the US troops on Iraqi soil"?
•–• 04:07, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
@Acagastya: Is there a problem with my direct quote? CNN attributed that wording to the media office of the Iraqi Parliament. --Pi zero (talk) 23:47, 7 February 2020 (UTC)