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January 18, 2007

Iraq's Shi'ite-led Government: 'Give Us More Guns Now And We'll Wipe Out Our Opposition Sooner So You Infidels Can Go Home'!

Well, maybe not in those exact words, but essentially - isn't that what he's saying here:

... America's refusal to give Baghdad's security forces sufficient guns and equipment has cost a great number of lives, the Iraqi Prime Minister said yesterday.

... Nouri al-Maliki said the insurgency had been bloodier and prolonged because Washington had refused to part with equipment. If it released the necessary arms, US forces could "dramatically" cut their numbers in three to six months, he told The Times.

... Although Mr al-Maliki's tone was measured throughout, he is clearly irritated at US criticism that he has failed to curb Shia militias.

Malliki claims he's prepared to fulfill his promises to Washington and confront the militias of the Shia parties within his coalition, including Moqtada al-Sadr's al-Mahdi Army. This of course will happen when hell freezes over. And if you believe that the arrests of Shi'ite Militia leaders in 'recent' weeks is anything more than lip service, then you're ignoring his protection of Sadr's militia and Maliki's ties to Iran. Zalmay Khalilzad has it right when he says that there cannot be and there should not be relations with security institutions of neighboring states that work against the interests of the new Iraq.

So, have no doubt that Nouri al-Maliki is playing to the American left, with the idea that all his Sadr-loving forces need are more American guns, and the Yanks can go home (with their tails between their legs and tens of thousands of dead Iraqis in their wake - and few Sunnis left to tell of it). Too bad there's good bloggers buying maliki's BS. We can only hope Bush doesn't.

And did I mention that Iran would be in control of the Middle East?

Posted by Richard at January 18, 2007 2:03 PM

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