A Message to Libs On Maliki's Spiegel Interview: Let It Go
The libs are still foaming at the mouth over Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki’s interview with the Der Spiegel this weekend.
This looks like a fair and balanced publication:
Spiegel cover via Power Line
Suddenly, this Bush-lackey leading the democratically elected government of Iraq has risen to liberal prominence not because the Iraq War is won, but only because he may have suggested that US troops could depart Iraq in 16 months. This coincides with what Barack Obama has planned for Iraq.
However, the major difference is that Maliki wants the best for Iraq-
Obama wants the best for Obama.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told Der Spiegel this weekend that:
As soon as possible, as far as we’re concerned. US presidential candidate Barack Obama is right when he talks about 16 months. Assuming that positive developments continue, this is about the same time period that corresponds to our wishes.
There have been several versions of this reported.
Later, the Iraqi government put out a correction:
A spokesman for al-Maliki said his remarks “were misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately.”
Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the possibility of troop withdrawal was based on the continuance of security improvements, echoing statements that the White House made Friday after a meeting between al-Maliki and U.S. President Bush.
But, the Left will not accept this.
They have there mind set that although Obama was completely wrong on his most important decision since becoming a US senator; to support the troop surge in Iraq, that somehow the comments by Maliki will vindicate him.
Obama showed little spine for battling Al-Qaeda then.
He showed little understanding of the enemy then.
He showed little concern for the Iraqis then.
None of that has changed.
Libs need to be done with their Maliki tantrum.
Let it go.
UPDATE: A poll published in The New York Times says that most Americans consider Obama lacking in the abilities necessary to run the armed services.
UPDATE 2: The Iraqi government spokesman said today that he is HOPEFUL that U.S. combat forces could be out of the country by 2010.
We all are.
UPDATE 3: Weasel Politics– Obama did not bring up withdrawing troops while meeting with Maliki today.