Suicide is painless
This flag caused mass protests in Iraq
because it was too close to the Israeli
Some Democrats say will shun Maliki speech
Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:43pm ET144
By Vicki Allen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democrats voiced alarm on Tuesday over Iraq's denunciation of Israel in the Middle East conflict, and some said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's upcoming address to Congress should be canceled unless he apologizes.."
A group of House of Representatives Democrats was circulating a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert urging the Illinois Republican to secure an apology from Maliki or cancel the address on Wednesday to a joint meeting of Congress.
A number of Senate and House Democrats said they planned to protest Maliki's speech by not attending, or were waiting first to hear if he apologized.
Ron Bonjean, Hastert's spokesman, said there was no intention of canceling Maliki's speech, and he accused Democrats of "political gamesmanship during an election year."
Iraq's U.S.-backed government on Saturday denounced Israel's raids on Lebanon and Gaza. Maliki last week called for "the world to take quick stands to stop the Israeli aggression."
Senate Democratic leaders in a letter asked Maliki to clarify his remarks before addressing Congress. They said his failure to condemn Hizbollah's "aggression and recognize Israel's right to defend itself raise serious questions about whether Iraq under your leadership can play a constructive role in resolving the current crisis and bringing stability to the Middle East."
With more than 2,500 U.S. service members killed in the Iraq conflict, more than 18,000 wounded and more than $300 billion in U.S. tax dollars spent, the Senate Democrats said, "Americans deserve to know whether Iraq is an ally in these fights
Are they fucking kidding?
Who the fuck do they think we're dealing with in Iraq?
Buy a clue, folks. The Dawa party is in hock to Sadr. Sadr loves Hezbollah. If Maliki was to do something as braindead as condemn them, he would probably collapse the government and be forced into exile in the US.
And NONE of them likes Israel. Not Sadr, SCIRI or any of the other non-Kurd parties in the parliment.
Anti-semitism is alive and well in Iraq. So to think our puppet can condemn the friends of his backer is well, insane. If he were to recognize the right of Israel to exist, his life would be worth less than a mafia snitch. Too many people think that these guys have to play by our rules. They don't and can't if they want to live.
posted by Steve @ 7:12:00 AM