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Maliki Hits Back at Congressional Critics

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Posted on Aug 26, 2007
Nouri al-Maliki

He’s not havin’ it, folks:  Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki plays the democracy card in his rebuttal to American critics calling for his removal.

Responding to recent comments by top American politicians—Sens. Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin in particular—calling for his replacement, embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki voiced some critical words of his own.


He said the Democratic senators were acting as if Iraq was “their property” and that they should “come to their senses” and “respect democracy”.

Analysts say Mr Maliki is fighting to hold his government together. His words come days before a report to Congress on the US Iraq “surge” strategy.

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By Frostedflakes, August 27, 2007 at 8:53 am Link to this comment

Let Maliki and his compatriots have their country. Let them defend themselves and let them make the choices that they decide that are best for their country. As he says, they are an elected democracy and they should not have to follow the lead of “occupiers”. Bring our troops home.

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By boggs, August 27, 2007 at 3:51 am Link to this comment

The magic word that you left out is “OIL”.
We are still trying to get a leader who will bend at our will and sign contracts with our four biggest oil companies to take care of the Iraq oil dividends.
Bush and Condi can still see themselves as the “Big oil baron and baroness of Iraq.”

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By Debra Istvanik-Strotman, August 26, 2007 at 9:19 pm Link to this comment

Iraq is not our country and we should let the Iraqi’s run their own country. To say “We cannot let you run your own country” makes us the dictators.

We should leave and let the numerous factions of Iraq fight their own battles.

We know they have ‘no weapons of mass destruction.’ We know Iraq was not responible for 9/11. We know Maliki doesn’t want us poking our noses in their business, so we must bring our brave military personell home, now.

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