Monday, December 11, 2006

Bush to Maliki... Kiss, Kiss

It's symbolically the new Mafia "kiss of death"..... The Decider's "you're doing a heck of a job" or words to that effect. Just ask Brownie, or Rummy.... and now Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki.

After the Iraq Study Group report took Bush to the tent-shed for a whuppin', a defiant Bush publicly assured Malaiki he was still his guy. In a joint press conference on December 7 with Iraq-policy-enabler, British Prime Minister Blair, both exclaimed "that supporting the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was central to efforts to help Iraq defend, govern and sustain itself."

Note to Maliki.... too bad about your new drapes.

Just three days later.... "Talks Under Way to Replace Iraq PM" .... to form a new parliamentary bloc that would seek to replace Maliki.... and the "new alliance would be led by senior Shiite politician Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, who met with President Bush last week."

Bush missed his calling, he should have been a ring-kissed don. He has the necessary forked-tongue.

So, it is refreshing to learn that straight talk has a place in Iraq politics. In the words of Parliament Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani about Maliki's government.... "Why should we continue to support it? For its failure?"

Why indeed. If only....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post, thanks. Don't know if you've seen these two short videos from Iraq yet or not, but both show the US Military engaging in some very dubious actions. I have them up on my site at ..You have to wonder what these soldiers were thinking when videotaping this stuff...