Sunday, December 10, 2006

Iraqi President Rejects ISG Report While Kerry Plays Politics With it


Baghdad -
President Jalal Talabani made a stinging attack on the controversial Iraq Study Group report on Sunday, calling it "dangerous" and "insulting to Iraqi sovereignty".

The Iraqi president was angered by the recommendation that more US troops be directly assigned to Iraqi army units, demanding instead that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki be given full command of all Iraqi forces.

"As a whole, I reject this report," he said.

"I think that the Baker-Hamilton report is not fair and not just, and it contains dangerous articles which undermine the sovereignty of Iraq and its consitution."

The report - seen in Washington as an indictment of President George W Bush's strategy in Iraq - was written by 10 former officials working under former secretary of state James Baker.

Talabani's most scathing attack on the report was on Baker himself, who in Iraq is seen as responsible for the fateful US decision not to overthrow Saddam Hussein in 1991 after expelling his forces from Kuwait.

MEANWHILE, "would-be" President John Kerry (D) (pictured) who served in Vietnam, said he felt vindicated by the ISG report and said "My initial reaction was, 'At last the Republicans are put in a place where they can't play politics with this. "

Kerry, who is considering a second run for the presidency, views the study group's findings as evidence that he was on the right track in 2004.
Kerry however has "no problem" with Democrats using the ISG report to "play politics" and would rather support the views of the insurgents and terrorists than those of his own Generals in charge of the war, his own government and the duly elected government of Iraq... (for politics).

This leaves Democrats on the wrong side of the fence... once again and suggests that the famous ISG report belongs in the "round file" with all the other "cut and run" Democrats proposals.

C 'est La Vie...

-red


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post, thanks. Don't know if you've seen these two pretty shocking videos from Iraq yet or not (kid chasing bottle of water, car getting crushed), but both star the US Military and put it in a very negative light. I have them up on my site at www.minor-ripper.blogspot.com ..You have to wonder what these soldiers were thinking when videotaping this stuff...

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, sure, if this guy says something, you have to listen, otherwise you're on the wrong side of the fence. If he says that you should give more authority to that guy, you should definitely listen.
If he says that the politics of de-Baathification (i.e. throwing the best-educated people in the country out of their jobs, or just killing them) should not be stopped, you should definitely listen to him.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Red Stater said...

Hey ripper, do you think we could get a few hundred thousand intelligent, logical, thinking progressive liberals together in one place (out of the country) and there would be no episodes of random stupidity?

So nikolay, I take it you don't favor the ISG proposal to bring Iran and Syria in to the discussion on Iraq or do you just oppose the photo-op?

I have no problem with President Talabani meeting with Ahmadinejad, Iran is on Iraq's border after all.

Thanks for stopping by guys.
-red

7:21 PM  

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