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Iraqi PM lashes out at Clinton, other U.S. critics(Good for him)
Reuters ^ | August 26, 2007 | Waleed Ibrahim

Posted on 08/26/2007 8:17:35 AM PDT by Kaslin

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki hit back on Sunday at Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton and other U.S. critics who have called for him to be replaced, telling them "to come to their senses."

Maliki is under mounting pressure from officials in Washington to show political progress towards reconciling his majority Shi'ite Muslim sect and minority Sunni Arabs. U.S. officials are frustrated by the negligible progress so far.

Clinton and fellow Democratic Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, have called for Maliki to be voted out because of his failure to find a political solution to Iraq's bitter sectarian violence.

"There are American officials who consider Iraq as if it were one of their villages, for example Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin," Maliki told a news conference.

"This is severe interference in our domestic affairs. Carl Levin and Hillary Clinton are from the Democratic Party and they must demonstrate democracy.

"I ask them to come back to their senses and to talk in a respectful way about Iraq."

Democrats in Congress have criticized President George W. Bush's Iraq policy and called for U.S. troops to begin pulling out as soon as possible.

Bush offered renewed support for Maliki last week but acknowledged that many were frustrated by the lack of political progress towards national reconciliation.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: almaliki; hillary; iraq; iraqipm; rerun

1 posted on 08/26/2007 8:17:37 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

It is hard to keep this straight. When Maliki was buddying up to Iran and Syria a few days ago, he was a bad guy. Now.....he’s a good guy. Is Oceana our ally right now or or enemy?


2 posted on 08/26/2007 8:20:29 AM PDT by Austin Willard Wright
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To: Kaslin
Democrats will say anything to regain the power of the WH.
3 posted on 08/26/2007 8:33:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (Let's strike Iran b4its2late.)
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To: b4its2late
I fixed it for you: Democrats will say AND DO anything to regain the power of the WH.
4 posted on 08/26/2007 8:35:27 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Kaslin
i'd say invading their country in the first place was a severe interference in their domestic affairs, too.

and before you flame me, i have always supported the war. just not the execution of it.

5 posted on 08/26/2007 8:37:41 AM PDT by thefactor
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
Good add on. Thanks for the fix....

6 posted on 08/26/2007 8:37:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (Let's strike Iran b4its2late.)
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To: Kaslin

Does anything ever enter those people’s minds that doesn’t cause them to run to a microphone to try and gain a political advantage?


7 posted on 08/26/2007 8:38:03 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Criticize me if you will but just don't circumcise me any more.)
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To: thefactor
I know. You're just trying to be helpful.

*sigh*

8 posted on 08/26/2007 8:39:12 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Criticize me if you will but just don't circumcise me any more.)
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To: thefactor
i'd say invading their country in the first place was a severe interference in their domestic affairs, too

Refreshing honesty. Thanks.

9 posted on 08/26/2007 8:44:28 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Austin Willard Wright

I hear you. Seems like he’s got this politician thing down.


10 posted on 08/26/2007 8:47:41 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: thefactor

“i’d say invading their country in the first place was a severe interference in their domestic affairs, too.”

Your point being what??????

Maliki needs to start bitching about the initial invasion????

For what purpose did you even write that? And whoever wrote that this was a great point needs to re-medicate sleep and repeat.


11 posted on 08/26/2007 8:51:09 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: b4its2late
Democrats will say anything to regain the power of the WH.

Yep, even to the point of usurping the the works by the sitting president (CIC) to achieve it.

As we are all left holding the bag for their worthless political drives.

12 posted on 08/26/2007 8:56:12 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Does anything ever enter those people’s minds that doesn’t cause them to run to a microphone to try and gain a political advantage?

No.

13 posted on 08/26/2007 8:57:38 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Vanbasten

I’d say 9/11 was a severe interference in our domestic affairs.


14 posted on 08/26/2007 9:00:24 AM PDT by Maumee (wt)
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To: Kaslin

Why don’t the Rats actually tell the Iraqis exactly what they think i.e.,

We will be removing our troops so when Al-Qaida starts to murder you all at an alarming rate please die quietly we would not want to take the blame it.


15 posted on 08/26/2007 9:04:18 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (The Home Of The Free... Because Of Our Brave...)
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To: Maumee

sure it did... It set up those damn two America’s... You know the ones that were murdered by terrorists and the ones left behind to make sure it never happens again.


16 posted on 08/26/2007 9:05:49 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (The Home Of The Free... Because Of Our Brave...)
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To: Maumee

Yeah, quite a disturbance, I’d say.

Maliki isn’t perfect, but undermining the guy (which the dams are doing) is counterproductive.


17 posted on 08/26/2007 9:05:57 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: Maumee
I’d say 9/11 was a severe interference in our domestic affairs.

Almost as much as domestic liberal representatives have been with their foreign policy shake down directed toward our own domestic sovereignty.

18 posted on 08/26/2007 9:07:33 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kaslin
Carl Levin and Hillary Clinton are from the Democratic Party and they must demonstrate democracy.

Maliki is very confused here. The political party of Clinton and Carl Levin is called "Democratic Party", but it doesn't mean that they believe in democracy. It's high time that people demanded that they change that party's name to "The Socialist Party of America". Socialism is not freedom.
19 posted on 08/26/2007 9:13:35 AM PDT by adorno
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To: thefactor
i'd say invading their country in the first place was a severe interference in their domestic affairs, too.

May I remind you that the war is a continuation of the first Gulf war?

20 posted on 08/26/2007 9:15:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Captain Kirk

You also have forgotten that the war is the continuation of the first Gulf war


21 posted on 08/26/2007 9:16:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Kaslin

I’m starting to like this guy. He’s got more moxie than any of our candidates.

Pray for W and Our Troops


22 posted on 08/26/2007 9:17:50 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: Austin Willard Wright

I agree. This guy’s a disappointment and not a reliable friend, in my opinion.


23 posted on 08/26/2007 9:32:36 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberalism is not a mental disorder. It's syphilis of the soul.)
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To: Kaslin

The Prime Minister should not worry about what these congree idiiots over here have to say....

The only person he need to listen to is President Bush, we have the President’s back and the congress idiots have nothing but a flopping bottom jaw and alot of hot air....

hummm...come to think about it, thats where all the global warming is coming from the congress idiots.....


24 posted on 08/26/2007 9:35:38 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (Fred Thompson/Duncan Hunter 08; English is the American Language....)
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To: clintonh8r; Austin Willard Wright
I agree. This guy’s a disappointment and not a reliable friend, in my opinion.

You are completely ignoring that Syria and Iran are neighbors to Iran

25 posted on 08/26/2007 9:40:35 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Maumee
"I’d say 9/11 was a severe interference in our domestic affairs."

No kidding,  You might have to  post pictures of the WTC to penetrate the heads of the anti-war/Truther nuts.

26 posted on 08/26/2007 9:45:59 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: All
Interesting observation from

Another Smug Editorialist

27 posted on 08/26/2007 10:12:23 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Vanbasten

MEANING that a little interference in domestic affairs in a place like Iraq isn’t neccessarily a bad thing. Seemed obvious to me what Vanbasten’s point was.

Maliki hasn’t been exactly grateful to the U.S. as far as I can tell.


28 posted on 08/26/2007 10:18:18 AM PDT by Burr5
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To: thefactor
i'd say invading their country in the first place was a severe interference in their domestic affairs, too.

Yep

I'm sure they'd much rather still be under the murderous rule of Saddam -

BTW, you 'out' yourself by using the word "invading" - rather than "liberating"

F-slip...

29 posted on 08/26/2007 10:19:52 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: Burr5

I mean what “thefactor”’s point was, of course.


30 posted on 08/26/2007 10:20:09 AM PDT by Burr5
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To: tomnbeverly
we would not want to take the blame it.

The left never takes the blame for their own mess-ups and the DBM does not remind the public about them either.

I hope we get a Republican president in '08, but I want someone who will stand up to the DBM every time they lie about him. Tough, but doable or we are .....I hate to think about it.

31 posted on 08/26/2007 10:25:12 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: thefactor

Big difference. We removed the terrorist brutal Saddam Hussein regime which was too dangerous to keep after 9/11. The current Iraqi government is democratically elected and they are our allies as well.


32 posted on 08/26/2007 10:30:29 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Vanbasten

Agree 100%. It is time to crush the terrorists in Iraq and not to destabilize the Iraqi government as the democrats are doing.


33 posted on 08/26/2007 10:34:01 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Maumee
I’d say 9/11 was a severe interference in our domestic affairs.

Then why didn't we attack Saudi Arabia and Egypt? No Iraqis were on those planes.

34 posted on 08/26/2007 10:37:20 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: adorno

BUt his point is spot on; Although Ms. Hill has NOT apologized for her vote she does say it was a mistake. So in Hillary’s world: the US should not overturn a dictator like Saddam but should overturn a democratically elected Maliki. Go figure.


35 posted on 08/26/2007 10:42:47 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Captain Kirk

“Then why didn’t we attack Saudi Arabia and Egypt? No Iraqis were on those planes.”

I think you’ve been beamed back to the ship a few too many times Kirk.

By your logic, we shouldn’t have invaded Afghanistan. ‘There were no Afghani’s!’


36 posted on 08/26/2007 10:43:22 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: jveritas

lol, I knew you’d be on the right side of this. And your probably more knowledgeable than any of the others posting.


37 posted on 08/26/2007 10:45:50 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: Vanbasten; Captain Kirk
I think you’ve been beamed back to the ship a few too many times Kirk. By your logic, we shouldn’t have invaded Afghanistan. ‘There were no Afghani’s!’

Man, you are on a roll today, another excellent post.

38 posted on 08/26/2007 10:54:12 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Kaslin

Presidential candidate, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) acknowledged that the President’s “surge” strategy seems to be working, but called for Bush to “bring the troops home before any more damage is done to my presidential campaign.” “The American people are not expecting success, they are not prepared for success, it could be too big of a shock to the system,” Clinton contended.

Clinton recommended that before the troops come home they should first depose Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to “shake things up—like we did in Vietnam when we deposed Diem.”

In related news, al-Maliki said if U.S. troops pull out, he will “find friends elsewhere.” His aides are said to be working on a profile to be posted on “MySpace.com.”

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens1.htm


39 posted on 08/26/2007 11:18:35 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: Freee-dame
I want someone who will stand up to the DBM

And DBM = ?

"Dramatic Bowel Movements"?

40 posted on 08/26/2007 12:13:08 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Vanbasten

Good riposte. BTTT.


41 posted on 08/26/2007 12:14:51 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Captain Kirk

Oh oh cap’n Kirk is up! Tell us cap’n why did we go to war against those innocent Germans and Italians they were no where near Pearl Harbor.


42 posted on 08/26/2007 12:16:15 PM PDT by Maumee (wt)
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To: tomnbeverly
We will be removing our troops so when Al-Qaida starts to murder you all at an alarming rate please die quietly we would not want to take the blame it.

If our Democrat friends have noticed the floor tilting a bit, that's the scales of history beginning to measure out their just due for what they pulled in Vietnam.

Which, of course, is exactly what they intend to do to the Iraqis that we just liberated from Saddam, only this time the brighter Democrats have begun to realize......they could begin to get a reputation for this stuff!

And not a very savory one. Well, they're a couple of wars behind, but at last it's beginning to dawn on a few of them: When it gets down to the nut-cutting, you'd better be willing to stand up and stay standing until it's over.

43 posted on 08/26/2007 12:21:44 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: lentulusgracchus
And DBM = ?

Drive By Media....They just spew out claims and attacks without backing and "drive" on, often to state the same thing over an over using each other as references. I think Rush started using the expression.

44 posted on 08/26/2007 12:23:53 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Vanbasten
Yeah, but you have to admit, Maliki’s forging ties with Iran could represent a huge step backwards.

If Maliki’s intention is to introduce a full Shiite Islamic fundamentalist repressive government, Iraqi democracy and civil rights are thrown out the window.

45 posted on 08/26/2007 12:31:32 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Vanbasten
come on bro. i just think it was a poor choice of words for the PM. that's it. it's too easy to rebutt the point and talk about the military action.

if we were allowed to fight this war the way war is supposed to be fought, we would be in a much more enviable position right now.

thank you very much ACLU and the democrats at large...

46 posted on 08/26/2007 2:03:28 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: maine-iac7

what-EVER. see post #46.


47 posted on 08/26/2007 2:05:47 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: 2111USMC

“Yeah, but you have to admit, Maliki’s forging ties with Iran could represent a huge step backwards.”

I’m unsure of his complete intentions. Look, the guy is in a tough spot, and the democrats aren’t helping. Perhaps, his negotiations with Iran are his plan B if we abandon him.

Irregardless of what his motives are, he must deal with Iran one way or another simply because of the geography. With Iraqi troops just beginning to pull their own weight, now is not the time for him to adopt a hard line with the Iranians.


48 posted on 08/26/2007 3:09:59 PM PDT by Vanbasten
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