Monday, August 27, 2007
Iraq may need a "strongman" to pursue U.S. interests. Anybody got a problem with that?
Yes, there's nothing like a good mixed message to win some hearts and minds - and if you think the Vietnam thing was bad, wait till you get a load of this. It turns out that George W. Bush is such a big fan of Iraq's elected leader Nouri al-Maliki that last week the White House posted a new page on their website "setting the record straight" on Bush's views:
The page was put up around the same time that Our Great Leader was out and about reminding everyone hows much he digs his bro Maliki. According to AFP:
So why would people be getting a "sense that Washington has been distancing itself from the beleaguered government in Baghdad?" Maybe because:
I see. But that's not all - despite Bush's public proclamations of support for the Maliki government, Time magazine reported last week that:
Hmm... a dictatorship under a military strongman who is acceptable to Sunnis and willing to pursue U.S. interests? Now where have I heard that before...?