Thursday, August 23, 2007

We've Won In Iraq! It Is Finally Over!

H/T Edgar

Ok, now we can declare victory and leave. We are leaving, right? Right?

Iraqi PM: Troops can leave 'any time they want'

BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shrugged off U.S. doubts of his government's military and political progress on Saturday, saying Iraqi forces are capable and American troops can leave "any time they want."

One of his top aides, meanwhile, accused the United States of embarrassing the Iraqi government by violating human rights and treating his country like an "experiment in a U.S. lab."

Al-Maliki sought to display confidence at a time when pressure is mounting in Congress for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. forces. On Thursday, the House passed a measure calling for the U.S. to withdraw its troops by spring, hours after the White House reported mixed progress by the Iraqi government toward meeting 18 benchmarks.

4 Comments:

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Edgar said...

I have to admit, I thought Maliki would be a Bush puppet. I am glad to be wrong. Any democratically elected government in Iraq will instantly hate Bushco. Our preznit wanted a "puppet democracy", I'm glad he didn't get it. Iraq has suffered enough. It is time for them to find their way without us causing them more grief. Thanks for the H/T.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Thanks for the H/T.

It's only honorable to credit those I steal from. :)

 
At 6:07 AM, Blogger Edgar said...

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Didn't they kick Cindy Sheehan out of CONgreffs at the SOTU address, even though she had a pass, for a t-shirt? Pitiful, just pitiful.

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger fallout11 said...

I expect Maliki to have an "unfortunate incident/accident" sometime in the not to distant future, should he continue in this independence-minded direction.

 

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