Tensions Build Between U.S., Iraqi Leaders
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?
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.