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.