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Tensions Build Between U.S., Iraqi Leaders

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Posted on Aug 22, 2007

The Iraqi prime minster is now under attack from leading U.S. politicians.  Even President Bush is distancing himself.  As Nouri al-Maliki turns to find “friends elsewhere”—in Syria, which he is visiting, and in Iran, with which he has close ties—will he come to be viewed as yet another monster we created? 


BBC:

On Tuesday, US President George W Bush appeared to distance himself for the first time from Mr Maliki’s government.

Mr Bush said the people of Iraq had made a great step towards reconciliation.

However he added that there was “a certain level of frustration with the leadership” of Mr Maliki and that his government now had to perform.

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By VietnamVet, August 22, 2007 at 3:13 pm Link to this comment

Yeah, and he (Maliki)is now broadcasting it loud and clear that “we can friends elsewhere.” Good! Now he has something in common with the American people. GET THE HELL OUT!

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By great_satan, August 22, 2007 at 1:44 pm Link to this comment

This is what the NEw Regime has hoped for an most likely planned. Malik is probably followoing orders buddying up with Iran and Syria. We won’t have to attack Iran and Syria for any other reasons, it can all be part of the same war, “supporting the will of the people of Iraq.” Malik will align with Iran and Syria, turn on the US, the Us will promulgate that the Iraqi people want him out and he won’t leave, then it all explodes into a much larger, more expensive all out War. The US bombs everyone! All to help the Iraqi people as originally planned, because we are “just so compassionate,” and we can’t let them down now.

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By farmertx, August 22, 2007 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment

It has to be frustrating for the Shrub to find that an Iraqi leader won’t dance to the tune Shrub wants played.
All along, when Rummy was privately telling the Shrub that things were looking bad and getting worse, Shrub told everybody, just be patient.
Now that the end of his administration is drawing nigh, he wants action now.
American politician’s, all of whom were a lot smarter than the Shrub, have always had a problem with dealing with ‘friendly’ governments abroad.
Now comes the Shrub, clueless as any one person can be, and he wants to remake Iraq in less than a decade. A country that has been around for centuries.
A country with a totally different culture and ways of looking at ethics.
The Shrub accuses the media of failing to note all the progress that is being made daily; the schools that have been built and such.
He sorta glosses over the fact that Baghdad has no electricity, except for an hour or two daily.
‘Course, when the hand picked experts that Shrub sends over there are more interested in scamming the Government out of money than they are in helping (especially when none of them have a clue as to what needs to be done—but they are experts; experts at scamming) one can understand why things are the way they are.
The Shrub faction (fraction is more apt, actually) insists that “we must fight them there or they will follow us home”
Remember in ‘Nam, we had to fight them there, or fight them here?
They chased the US out of ‘Nam and I have yet to see any Viet Cong attacking anything here.
But with Shrubs’ version of Homeland Security, it might be different this time.

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