Skip to comments.Gulf Arabs, Egypt, Jordan back U.S. plan on Iraq
Posted on 01/16/2007 3:37:28 PM PST by jmc1969
Moderate Arab states told the United States on Tuesday they supported President George W. Bush's plan for a military buildup in Iraq, hoping it would halt a slide to civil war.
Foreign ministers of six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, all concerned that chaos in Iraq could spread to the entire region, expressed their backing for the 20,000 extra troops at talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kuwait.
"We expressed our desire to see the president's plan to reinforce American military presence in Baghdad as a vehicle ... to stabilize Baghdad and prevent Iraq sliding into this ugly war, this civil war," Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Salem al-Sabah told a joint news conference with Rice, who is on a regional tour to marshal support for Bush's plan.
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Backing with troops? Money? Or the usual...
Cool, throw some of that cheap oil this way as payback.
This will sadden the Democrats. These Arab countries sound more moderate than our own Democrats.
Well this announcement will hardly see the light of day in the MSM.
When Egypt says okay it means they won't be entering the conflict.
If they report at all on it, the MSM will downplay the importance of support from other Middle East states!!
Backing with Arab troops will definitely send a strong message of support.
I hope this tamps down some of the ridiculous criticism of Secretary Rice that been smelling up FR lately.