Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Progress In Iraq=Regress For Democrats
Iraqi Shia, Sunni and Kurdish leaders have signed a reconciliation deal, Prime Minister NouriMaliki says.
The accord was the second step towards rebuilding Iraq's political process, Mr Maliki said, after four Kurdish and Shia parties formed a new alliance.
A committee formed by the parties had "accomplished some solutions", he said.
Mr Maliki has been criticised in recent days by US politicians, but the White House hailed Sunday's deal as "an important symbol" of unity in Iraq.
"We congratulate Iraq's leaders on the important agreement reached today in Baghdad... [and] their commitment to work together for the benefit of all Iraqis," said a statement issued from President George W Bush's Texas ranch.
'Sense of movement'
Issues under discussion between Iraqi politicians include holding provincial elections and easing a ban on former Baath party members in the civil service and military.
After the meeting, Mr Maliki appeared at a news conference alongside Iraqi President JalalTalabani, Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, Shia Vice-President Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Massoud Barzani - president of the Kurdish region.
But nothing suggests that the rebuilding of a broad-based government is necessarily any closer, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge in Baghdad says.
Mr Hashemi said he had taken part in the talks as vice-president but did not indicate his Iraqi Islamic Party was about to join the moderate Shia-Kurdish alliance.
The news conference seemed intended more to give a sense of movement than to convey the substance of significant agreement, our correspondent adds.
The deal has been pushed by the US as a key step on the path to national reconciliation in Iraq.
Earlier on Sunday, Mr Maliki hit back at senior US politicians who have called for him to be removed from office, singling out senators Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin.
He said the Democratic senators were acting as if Iraq was "their property" and that they should "come to their senses" and "respect democracy".
The Democrats want Iraq to fail for no other reason than their own, selfish political advantage - no other reason.
I'd like the Dems and Insane Liberal Clown Posse out there to tell me in textbook terms, how long does it, or should it take, to establish a democracy? What is the textbook timeline? Of course there is no such thing, no matter how much the Libs would like you to believe that there is.
Maliki is right, the Dems do act as if Iraq is "their property". You see, Mr. Maliki, the Democrats do this with everything - they have a sense of entitlement that knows no bounds, that has no limits. Their chutzpah is one that knows no shame, no embarrassment, no remorse.
Democrats are a disgusting political party that seeks only their own self-empowerment that will enable them to rule by Fascism. Go ahead, click on the link of the definition of fascism, because the definition is exactly how the Democrats want to rule.
Liberals have a lot of guts calling the Bush Administration fascists. Again, this is nothing more than the Democrats and their textbook case of psychological projection: a defense mechanism in which one attributes to others one’s own unacceptable or unwanted thoughts or/and emotions.
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