3. The US-appointed Governing Council of the ECB then opposed the adoption of a plan and said it wanted to “wait for a transitional government” to negotiate such an agreement. (Sewell Chan, Rumsfeld praises the new Iraqi armed forces; Car Bomb Kills Seven At Police Station in North, Washington Post, February 24, 2004.) The resolution also created the Iraq Development Fund, which raised funds from oil sales. The Fund was initially managed by the United States and Britain for the reconstruction of the country and will be overseen by a new advisory body composed of the United Nations and international financial institutions. In June 2004, the New York Times reported that U.S. authorities had spent $2.5 billion on Iraqi oil revenues, while agreements were reached to make oil revenues available for the operation after the restoration of Iraqi sovereignty.  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered Baghdad in September 2009 for the second time in as many months and met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, although insurgents fired mortars and rockets at the green zone to protest his presence.  Although he was supposed to be in “auditory mode,” Biden and various leaders in the Iraqi Capital and Region discussed security, political reconciliation and foreign investment in Iraq`s oil-rich but weakened economy. “We will also advance other aspects of our security agreement by eliminating by the end of August 2010 all U.S. combat brigades in Iraq and all remaining U.S. troops by the end of 2011.” Biden said.
 Document 1: Newsletter from the U.S. Department of Defense. “Security Agreement,” November 27, 2003. [Difficultly edited] These PowerPoint slides describe the purpose of a proposed security framework between the United States and Iraq, the main features of a political agreement, the purpose of a military technical agreement, the requirements of an agreement on the status of the armed forces, the organization of a common planning structure and a timetable for a security agreement. Emails sent on November 30 by Frederick Smith, Senior Security Advisor to CPA and Castle, confirm that CPA, CentCom and CJTF-7 should work on the agreement under Washington`s leadership. Smith advised to involve other members of the coalition. The emails show that Paul Bremer, then head of the CPA, was expecting a briefing from the staff on the subject on 4 December. In early December, Rumsfeld`s office, the Joint Staff and CentCom were to send a team from the United States to participate in the discussions. Castle was scheduled to travel to Washington on December 15 for further consultations. According to the latest media reports, the Bush administration is pressuring Iraq to accept a military agreement before a U.N. resolution authorizing the U.S.
occupation and before the end of President Bush`s term is subject to very favourable conditions in the United States. The information provided by Patrick Cockburn of the Independent suggests that the agreement under consideration requires: the exact content of the document will be determined in the course of negotiations. However, the agreement of 15 November contains a number of elements that will form part of the law, including: it is not yet known whether the Iraqi government will sign this agreement. Cockburn`s reports indicate that this is likely. (Note 5) Opposition to the pact in Iraq is growing, although opposition from some politicians may be a façade designed to defuse public anger.