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Iraqi PM Shuts Down Wall Construction

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Posted on Apr 22, 2007

Last week U.S. forces began building a controversial wall around a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad, ostensibly to protect its residents from sectarian violence. On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he opposed the construction and had ordered it stopped.


AP via Forbes:

In his first public comments on the issue, al-Maliki said he had ordered the construction to stop.

“I oppose the building of the wall and its construction will stop,” al-Maliki told reporters during a joint news conference with the Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa in Cairo, Egypt. “There are other methods to protect neighborhoods.”

He did not elaborate but added “this wall reminds us of other walls,” in an apparent reference to the wall that divided the German city of Berlin during the Cold War.

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By boggs, April 23, 2007 at 12:11 pm Link to this comment

Bush will have the final say on this project, and we all know that Bush believes in “Divide to Conquer.”
Bush also has a deep seated commitment to borrow and spend!!!!!

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By dale Headley, April 23, 2007 at 10:41 am Link to this comment
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This episode should reveal the true chasm that exists between the Iraqi “government” and the American military.  Will General Petraeus accede to al Maliki’s demands, thus revealing his own impotency; or will he ignore the Prime Minister, thus advertising the servitude of the Iraqi lawmakers to the occupiers?  Stay tuned!

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By loverofpeace, April 23, 2007 at 9:05 am Link to this comment

So, I am reading this on Monday morning. Does anyone have information showing that the US and its “allies” have actually stopped this egregious wall-building? I would guess that so long as the US military wants to have the thing built, it WILL be built…probably by Halliburton/KBR!

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By anonymous, April 23, 2007 at 8:36 am Link to this comment
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QuyTran really hates them poodles but he’s my favorite poster anyway.

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By ShockandAwe, April 23, 2007 at 7:18 am Link to this comment

When you’re just a figurehead in a puppet government, what does it matter what you oppose?

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By Tom Doff, April 23, 2007 at 2:51 am Link to this comment
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What?!

A puppet bites the nose of the ventriloquist?

This is the very first sign I’ve seen that there might be a chance that Iraq can become something other than a debacle.

Next step: al-Maliki, or someone else, throws the US out of the country. Totally, completely. No more ‘Wall’, no more ‘Green Zone’, no more ‘Advisors’, no more ‘Foreign’(US) graft and corruption.

They’re pretty good at graft and corruption without our help. They’re pretty good at fighting without out help. They’ve been around for a lot longer than we have.

We need to concentrate our efforts trying to make the US a free, democratic form of government again.

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By Douglas Chalmers, April 22, 2007 at 9:26 pm Link to this comment

Is this the “fate of a poodle”, QuyTran? I think not. Perhaps the reason for his temerity lies here though - ‘Rice urges Iran to take part in Iraq meeting’  http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L22309137.htm

Still, Condy did say last year that she was going to “beat his brains out” but look how times have changed!

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By QuyTran, April 22, 2007 at 9:07 pm Link to this comment

Mr. Maliki, do you have any power to stop this damned construction ? When your master decides you have to obey, and this is a fate of a poodle. Stop showing off that you and your government still have a bit of sovereignty. When the invasion forces are still present on your soil, you’re only their servants.

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