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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:37 AM
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AP: Iraq PM Says He's Not 'America's Man'
Iraq PM Says He's Not 'America's Man'


Saturday October 28, 2006 11:16 AM

AP Photo NY116

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA

Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told
the U.S. ambassador that he was Washington's friend but "not
America's man in Iraq," ratcheting up his high-stakes and increasingly
bitter dispute with the Bush administration, an aide said on Saturday.

The Shiite leader made the declaration in a meeting Friday with
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, after which the men issued a rare joint
statement declaring the need to work together to set timelines
to clamp off spiraling violence attributed to Shiite militias and death
squads.

"I am a friend of the United States, but I am not America's man in Iraq,"
Hassan al-Sneid, a close al-Maliki aide, quoted him as telling Khalilzad
during the meeting.

The insider's account of the session was in sharp contrast to the joint
al-Maliki-Khalilzad statement that was issued both by the American
Embassy and al-Maliki's office late Friday night.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6176786...

Friday: Iraq PM meets US envoy, commits to "timelines"

Wednesday: Iraqi Premier Denies U.S. Assertion He Agreed to Timelines

Which way will the wind blow on Monday?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:39 AM
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1. Yeah - He belongs to Bush
But like most of America's puppets - they do have a way of biting the hand that installs them
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:42 AM
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2. sure hope the man has full body armor
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:48 AM
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3. Nope, he's Iran's man...
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:52 AM
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4. yeah, right....
:rofl:
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:55 AM
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5. our soldiers are fighting and dying for him like he is
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