Skip to comments.Iraqi PM lashes out at Clinton, other U.S. critics(Good for him)
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.
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?
and before you flame me, i have always supported the war. just not the execution of it.
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?
Refreshing honesty. Thanks.
I hear you. Seems like he’s got this politician thing down.
“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.
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.
I’d say 9/11 was a severe interference in our domestic affairs.
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.
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.
Yeah, quite a disturbance, I’d say.
Maliki isn’t perfect, but undermining the guy (which the dams are doing) is counterproductive.
Almost as much as domestic liberal representatives have been with their foreign policy shake down directed toward our own domestic sovereignty.
May I remind you that the war is a continuation of the first Gulf war?
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