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What? They think what?

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Saudi King AbdullahYesterday at the Arab summit in Riyadh, Saudi King Abdullah (a key American ally), said:

“In beloved Iraq, blood is being shed among brothers in the shadow of an illegitimate foreign occupation, and ugly sectarianism threatens civil war.”

Nicholas BurnsUS Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns, reacting to an ally’s labeling of the American presence in Iraq as “illegitimate,” said:

We were a little surprised. Obviously, we will seek clarification.”

Surprised? Surprised?

Jalal Talibani, President of IraqI bet Iraq’s President Talibani wasn’t surprised. He said (at the same conference):

“The decision to turn the liberation of Iraq into an occupation … all this was contrary to what Iraqi parties and national forces were planning at the time.many hasty decisions and measures [were] taken by the occupation’s civil administration — without understanding the Iraqis’ point of view…”

Dana PerinoAh, democracy. Of the people, by the people.

The White House’s Dana Perino elucidated:

“When it comes to the coalition forces being in Iraq, we are there under the UN Security Council resolutions and at the invitation of the Iraqi people.”

Ri-i-i-ight. Whew. And buy my bridge.

So now Washington says it’s time for the Iraqis to “step up to the plate.”
I wonder whose plate Washington has in mind.

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Written by Monte

March 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Posted in Iraq, Politics

4 Responses

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  1. I understood, but I’m grateful for the clarification.


    April 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm

  2. i have literally misrepresented myself when I meant to express my outrage at the deception and responibility for genocide by the U.N.


    April 16, 2007 at 10:37 pm

  3. This is ridiculous.
    Thanks for posting this.


    April 9, 2007 at 10:23 am

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