Friday, June 02, 2006

With friends like these

By Creature

Don't you just hate it when you go out of our way to free a country from a crazy dictator, install a new "democratic" government, and then the new government starts playing you for a fool? I know I do. I guess someone forgot to read their talking points today.

In his comments, Mr. Maliki [Iraqi Prime Minister] said violence against civilians had become a "daily phenomenon" by many troops in the American-led coalition who "do not respect the Iraqi people."

"They crush them with their vehicles and kill them just on suspicion," he said. "This is completely unacceptable." Attacks on civilians will play a role in future decisions on how long to ask American forces to remain in Iraq, the prime minister added. [Read More]

The spin of course will be that this is a sovereign government, just being sovereign. So, how long do you think it will be before Cheney has enough of all this sovereignty crap? Ah, if only the whole Chalabi thing had worked out as planned.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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