Skip to comments.Iraqis (officials) complain about U.S. searches
Posted on 04/03/2007 6:41:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Government officials and lawmakers say they are fed up with what they feel are unnecessary searches by American troops and private security contractors in the Green Zone and persuaded President Jalal Talabani to take action, his office said Tuesday.
The president, a Kurd, set up a committee to develop new security rules and then meet with U.S. officials to agree on a new relationship between American-led coalition forces and all Iraqis, not just government officials and lawmakers.
The statement gave no other details, but Shiite legislator, Bassem Sharif, who attended the session at which the committee was established, said politicians complained bitterly about being searched every time they went into the parliament or Cabinet building.
Only Talabani, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Parliament Speaker Mahmoud Mashhadani are not searched under current practice.
An example of some complaints included a recent incident in which the U.S. military closed the Baghdad airport and wouldn't allow Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi's plane to land on a return trip from Turkey. He was forced to fly back to Ankara and spend the night.
Another incident involved the son of Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the head of the largest bloc in parliament, who was taken into U.S. custody for 12 hours in February after crossing from Iran with bodyguards, Sharif said.
After his release, Ammar al-Hakim asked, "Is this the way to deal with a national figure? This does not conform with Iraq's sovereignty."
The new committee includes Abdul-Mahdi and the ministers of the interior, foreign affairs, defense and the national security adviser, the statement said.
Maybe we should send these goat-humpers a bill for the war and for the costs of removing Saddam.
Biting my tongue.
I would have to respond... TS !
Yeah, well here’s what I say to that...like it or lump it.
Reported by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
blah, blah, blah ....
Mayhap, a month without US support would be a great attitude adjustment for these ungrateful bastards.
Your own brethren are the cause for your discomfort. If the Islamic fanatics didnt want to subvert, enslave, and kill those of differing opinions, this would be a mute subject.
So when Ali baba brings in a bomb these same a$$holes will complain that the US did not provide secutiy.
Oh, yeah...and the first time one of those unsearched Iraqis have a suicide belt on under his robes...and blows the whole Iraqi Cabinet to hell???
Who will get the blame then??
Split it up
When they are killing each other at the rate of 10,000 a day then maybe they will respect the USA a wee bit more.
I read the headline of the article and I stormed to reply, and when I discovered the news source a lot of rubber was burned (I hope the rubber burned, will bring in global warming.:)-).
Anyway, I doubt most Iraqis have the view of the AP propaganda. If they do, then I agree with your comment, which I stormed to make.
I hope I did not miss read your comment.
Thanks America for all that you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!