July 22, 2008
John Derbyshire has looked into Nuri al-Maliki’s soul:
Nothing in any of Maliki’s “inartful” statements is the least bit surprising to a ‘To Hell With Them’ Hawk. This absurd and insane desire to be loved and admired by foreigners will be the death of this republic.
Now that our American blood and money has seen off most of the enemies of Maliki and his Iranian pals, it is perfectly natural for them to believe they can finish the job themselves, without further assistance from us. Maliki can now afford to start putting distance between himself and the U.S.A. ? essential for political viability in a region where the U.S.A. is pretty generally hated.
We should tell Maliki, loudly and in public, that he owes his job to us, and that further prosecution of our military operations in his country will be conducted with regard only to U.S. interests, as determined in consensus by our established domestic political processes. And if he doesn’t like that, he can go to hell.
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