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Maliki Asks for a Pass

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has asked his neighbors to forgive his nation’s debts: “Iraq cannot alone shoulder the debt arising from the military adventures of (Saddam Hussein’s) regime.” Hey, he might be onto something there. Maybe the U.S. should take the same approach with China after Bush is gone.

Maliki also said he was “bewildered” that Arab governments did not show their support for his regime by reopening embassies in Baghdad, where safety conditions continue to deteriorate. With such stunning analytical powers, it’s a wonder Maliki has had trouble getting anything done.

AP via Google:

“Iraq cannot alone shoulder the debt arising from the military adventures of (Saddam Hussein’s) regime,” al-Maliki told reporters Monday as he departed for Kuwait, where he will attend a conference involving Iraq’s neighbors and world powers. They will discuss ways to help Iraq secure its borders and improve internal security and stability.

He also urged other governments to open diplomatic missions in Baghdad. Most countries have been reluctant to do so due to safety concerns.

“I am bewildered by the position of these nations. Do they want to support Iraq? Iraq has emerged from a crisis and needs to be supported,” al-Maliki said.

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By Fadel Abdallah, April 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm Link to this comment

The relevant question to Nouri Al-Maliki is this:
“What have you done for your country? Not what the so-called Arab neighbors have done for you?!”

Irrelevant and sell-out like you Nouri* makes one feel nostalgic for the days of Saddam Hussein, who in life was not my hero.

*One of meanings of the Arabic name “Nouri” is “Gypsy.”

For a “Gypsy” to be a successor of the strongman Saddam is quite a big leap up the ladder of democracy, imported on top of tanks and under the cover of aerial bombing! And now you want money to fix that!

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By JimBob, April 21, 2008 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment

Don’t let the Chinese hear us talking like this.  It’s such a credible scenario, they might pull our ticket right now, today.  Then where would we be?

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By TDoff, April 21, 2008 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment

We might be able to get away with having US debts forgiven if we agreed to turn over Bush and all the members of his NeoConZionist cabal for extradition trial, and torture.

Hell, I’ll bet the world would take up a collection, and we’d end up with a bigger surplus than we had when The Dummy and his cohorts took office.

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