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Report: Iraqi PM Cancels Visit To Tehran To Receive Obama in Baghdad
MEMRI ^ | Thursday, December 25, 2008

Posted on 12/25/2008 11:15:15 AM PST by kristinn

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki unexpectedly cancelled a scheduled visit to Tehran, which was to follow an official visit to Turkey.

Reliable sources explained that Maliki’s sudden return to Baghdad has to do with the possibility that U.S. president-elect Barack Obama might be visiting U.S. troops in Iraq during Christmas.

Source: Al-Wasat, Iraq, December 24, 2008


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: almaliki; bho2008; christmasiniraq; iraq
For our troops' sake, let's hope it's just a rumor. They deserve a merry Christmas without more grandstanding by the usurper-in-chief.
1 posted on 12/25/2008 11:15:15 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Now why would any self-respecting politician forgo an obnoxious photo op?

Merry Christmas. :-D


3 posted on 12/25/2008 11:18:39 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (This election gave the drunks the keys to the liquor cabinet!)
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To: kristinn

Lining up a shoe thrower.


4 posted on 12/25/2008 11:21:39 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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kristinn


If he were to receive a warm reception.. it would be a major disappointment.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
kristinn


5 posted on 12/25/2008 11:28:13 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: I see my hands

If he goes, he will receive a warm reception. He will be CIC in Jan, and the troops will do their duty.

Let’s pray that in the long run, he will do his.


6 posted on 12/25/2008 11:34:10 AM PST by flyfree
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To: flyfree
He has no business being anywhere near the troops before Jan 20th.

What arrogance!

One President at a time.

7 posted on 12/25/2008 11:36:44 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: kristinn

He had to meet the Mahdi


8 posted on 12/25/2008 11:37:45 AM PST by omega4179 (Ramos and Compean)
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To: kristinn
We've not received any street closure or lockdown notices so far. There are no increases in Black Hawks patrolling the skies.

We all know when a big shot (or in this case, scumbag) is in the area, believe me.

9 posted on 12/25/2008 11:38:24 AM PST by Allegra
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To: golfisnr1

Forget the shoes, throw Combat Boots.


10 posted on 12/25/2008 11:38:25 AM PST by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Churchillspirit

if it was President Obama and Ronald Reagan went to meet the troops before being sworn in we would say its presidential and good for him.


11 posted on 12/25/2008 11:38:44 AM PST by omega4179 (Ramos and Compean)
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To: golfisnr1
Lining up a shoe thrower.

Ill be happy to do the honor.

I'll hum the shoes I use to walk around when it's muddy.

12 posted on 12/25/2008 11:39:39 AM PST by Allegra
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To: omega4179

Word.


13 posted on 12/25/2008 11:40:02 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (This election gave the drunks the keys to the liquor cabinet!)
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To: kristinn

Loose lips, if true.


14 posted on 12/25/2008 11:43:59 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: omega4179
At least we knew that President Reagan was eligible to be CIC.

Although I still think it would have been inappropriate.

15 posted on 12/25/2008 11:44:21 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Allegra

merry christmas to you


16 posted on 12/25/2008 11:49:35 AM PST by machogirl (taglines are like shoes: if you're a gal, you can never have too many)
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flyfree


I hear you, I know. But right or wrong that would be the end for me. I guess I'm weak.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
flyfree


17 posted on 12/25/2008 11:50:18 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Allegra

Hope you had a great meal!


18 posted on 12/25/2008 11:50:29 AM PST by flyfree
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To: kristinn

No shoe gets thrown and the media will trumpet this 24/7 as proof how popular Obama is around the globe, while Bush is the Devil.


19 posted on 12/25/2008 11:51:43 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: flyfree

We had a wonderful time, thanks. I hope you’re having a nice day. Merry Christmas to you and yours!


20 posted on 12/25/2008 11:53:41 AM PST by Allegra
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To: machogirl

Merry Christmas, machogirl!


21 posted on 12/25/2008 11:54:41 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Allegra

Thanks. My son is at Old MOD and seems to be doing well. Hope to have him home soon.


22 posted on 12/25/2008 12:03:21 PM PST by flyfree
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To: flyfree
Some of my colleagues were on the MOD-TT mission last year.

I was on the MOI side of that for a year - until this past April.

I'm now in the reconstruction mission for GRD.

23 posted on 12/25/2008 12:07:51 PM PST by Allegra
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To: Allegra

Merry Christmas from Carolina!

Here’s a Christmas story for you courtesy of Wretchard on his Belmont Club blog on Pajamas Media:

“Messiah (HWV 56) is an oratorio by George Frederic Handel based on a libretto by Charles Jennens. Composed in the summer of 1741 and premiered in Dublin on the 13 April 1742, Messiah is Handel’s most famous creation and is among the most popular works in Western choral literature. It includes the very well-known “Hallelujah Chorus”. … It was premiered during the following season, in the spring of 1742, as part of a series of charity concerts in Neal’s Music Hall on Fishamble Street near Dublin’s Temple Bar district. … There is a story told (perhaps apocryphally) that Handel’s assistant walked in to Handel’s room after shouting to him for several minutes with no response. The assistant reportedly found Handel in tears, and when asked what was wrong, Handel held up the score to this movement and said, “I thought I saw the face of God”.


24 posted on 12/25/2008 12:11:28 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat

bump


25 posted on 12/25/2008 12:16:46 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: flyfree

Will they be required to salute him?


26 posted on 12/25/2008 12:18:15 PM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: Hanna548

Naw, he is still a civilian.


27 posted on 12/25/2008 12:20:57 PM PST by flyfree
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To: Allegra

Yes Allegra, a very Merry Christmas to you, and to the rest of those keeping us safe. May God Bless you all.


28 posted on 12/25/2008 12:21:24 PM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: golfisnr1

How about publishing his itinerary?


29 posted on 12/25/2008 12:23:49 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Dope in chains, the Chicago way.)
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To: flyfree
I predicted that enlistment would go down if Obama won the election?

I must admit I would find it saddening if the troops gave him a super warm welcome, I am just being honest!

I know the one other time he went he got a huge welcome, but it was staged with only troops that supported him.

Obama is not my President!!! I despise the man!

30 posted on 12/25/2008 12:25:06 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (TINA FEY WISHES SHE LOOKED LIKE SARAH PALIN. FEY IS HOMELY, SARAH IS KNOCKOUT DROP DEAD GORGEOUS)
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To: Allegra

Merry Christmas from Delaware,Allegra!

A prayer for your safety, and for the safety of your friends. Please let them know we appreciate your service on our behalf to keep us safe and free.

Let’s hope Hussein doesn’t ruin Christmas for any of our troops. He can come anytime after Jan. 20th.


31 posted on 12/25/2008 12:30:15 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: golfisnr1

Shoe throwing is an Iraqi expression of contempt.

Maybe a better expression of contempt for American culture would be to have someone please throw him a shirt so we don’t have to look at his pecs.


32 posted on 12/25/2008 12:40:12 PM PST by garjog
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