A one-time school project gone terribly, terribly wrong.

08 July 2008

They Grow Up So Fast! Sniff ... Sniff.

The fledgling democracy in Iraq is flapping its wings:
Iraq said on Tuesday it will reject any security pact with the United States unless it sets a date for the pullout of US-led foreign troops, a proposal turned down by US President George W. Bush.
I'm sure he feels bewildered, like a rejected parent. I mean, you feed them, you nurture them, you encourage their first faltering steps toward democracy ... And then they turn around and demand to be treated like a real country instead of a satrapy.
White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said the talks were aimed at reaching agreement on a framework for future US-Iraqi relations and on the arrangements to govern the US military presence.

"It is important to understand that these are not talks on a hard date for a withdrawal," he said. "When you make an agreement," he added, however, "that doesn't mean that there won't be some understanding of time-frames."
Let's review what the Iraq government (the people who, in the New Free and Democratic Nation of Iraq, are supposed to be running things)apparently said:
"We will not accept any memorandum of understanding if it does not give a specific date for a complete withdrawal of foreign troops," national security advisor Muwaffaq al-Rubaie told reporters in the holy city of Najaf.
Wait a minute--that's not at all in line with the statement from the White House!

Gee, that's a first. I mean, they've been right about so many other things ... Wait ... Why are you laughing?

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At 10:40 a.m., Blogger Pugs said...

Honestly, we shoul dhave gotten the hell out of there when we realized they weren't paying for shit. I think we should tell them that we'll get out as soon as they start to pay for most of this "rebuilding" with oil. Screw them, we should be rebuilding our own country and not theirs...

At 12:47 p.m., Blogger Metro said...

Well to be fair, you broke it, now you gotta fix it.

However it does seem that the country is very determined to remain very broken.

Oil revenue was an integral part of the pre-war planning by the Bush White House. As I believe I've said before, it's hard to believe they could be wrong on that when they turned out to be right about so much else ...

At 5:40 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when has this administration been in the real world? It has existed in a miasma of lies and corruption. Thank the IPU that they have reached the inescapable quicksand of the end of term. Just so long as they don't hit Iran in the wild flailing of their death throes.

(It would be exceptionally good if the new Iraqi Government repudiated the $7 trillion worth of oil agreements gouged by the yankee carpetbaggers in the past three years.)

At 8:19 a.m., Blogger Metro said...

Don't you come around here talking like that.

The Invisible Pink Unicorn is heresy of the grandest sort.

At 12:38 p.m., Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

Monsieur Metro


The Invisible Pink Unicorn should make you afraid

.... very afraid

It is the IPU, not those demm Yenkees, who is unLeashing Women Bishops on an UnSuspecting World

May Senor FFE's Not-so-Dark-One protect us

Je reste le Vestre Servant obedient etc

L'Aigle Gris

At 2:25 p.m., Blogger Metro said...

I posted somewhere recently that women should make fine bishops. I mean, who knows shoes, gowns and hats better except homosexuals. But come one, a gay bishop? The idea's just foolish, surely!

At 12:39 p.m., Blogger Pugs said...

LOL! I agree, that could NEVER be!


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