Iraqis (not in the Green Zone) prefer Plan C - An end of the illegal occupation
. "Negotiators have been stuck for months on the question of legal jurisdiction over U.S. troops and immunity for possible crimes. But even if the sides reach a deal in the next few days or weeks, it is not clear that a formal status-of-forces agreement could be approved by the end of the year. Maliki has pledged to submit an accord to Iraq's divided parliament before he signs it -- a promise he reaffirmed last week during a visit to Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric. Sistani has said he will not endorse any document without the support of Iraq's population and political factions. If the parliament refuses, Maliki would have "no choice" but to request a U.N. extension "because the American forces will lose their legal cover on Dec. 31," he told the Times of London in a weekend interview. "If that happens, according to international law, Iraqi law and American law, the U.S. forces will be confined to their bases and have to withdraw from Iraq," Maliki said. U.S. officials do not dispute that the absence of an agreement would probably require an immediate end to combat operations and, at a minimum, confinement to bases on Jan. 1." Lacking An Accord On Troops, U.S. And Iraq Seek A Plan B, October 14, 2008
"Confinement to bases" = Sitting ducks to the Iraqi Resistance! Remember Dien Bien Phu?
Gates, Rice Brief Lawmakers On Draft Accord With Iraq: ... According to several officials with indirect knowledge of the draft, U.S. jurisdiction will prevail except in the most serious cases involving acts committed off-duty and outside the confines of U.S. bases.
One source said that in the case of an allegedly premeditated crime, Iraqi jurisdiction would be considered, although the United States would have the final decision in all circumstances.
Since U.S. soldiers rarely, if ever, leave their bases except on military operations in Iraq, situations in such circumstances are seen as unlikely.