2006/03/28

Seems we're about there

Concerning the raid by Iraqi Special Forces that alleged to have led to a massacre in a mosque:

Jawad Maliki, number two in the Dawa Party of Ibrahim Jaafari, the Prime Minister, read a statement which said: "US forces and Iraqi special forces committed a heinous crime by attacking the Mustafa mosque in the neighborhood of Ur. It is a serious crime with grave political and security implications which aims to provoke civil war in the country.

"Killing a large number of followers of the Prophet’s house after having bound and tortured them is unjustifiable. It is an attack on the dignity of the Iraqis and destroys the credibility of slogans of liberty and democratic and pluralism brandished by the US administration."

The alliance also demanded that the Government open an investigation into the raid, and that control of security matters be handed back to Iraqis.
[emphasis added]

This last sentence is EXTREMELY important in light of Bush's statement on January 27th of last year:

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 – President Bush said in an interview on Thursday that he would withdraw American forces from Iraq if the new government that is elected on Sunday asked him to do so.

Looks to me like it's about that time.

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