May 12, 2007


Majority of Iraq Lawmakers Seek Timetable for U.S. Exit (KIRK SEMPLE, 5/12/07, NY Times)

A majority of Iraq’s Parliament members have signed a petition for a timetable governing a withdrawal of American troops, several legislators said Friday.

The withdrawal would depend on the growth and maturity of the Iraqi security forces, to ensure that the departure would not create a security vacuum and accelerate the sectarian conflict, the petition’s sponsors said.

“The troop withdrawal would move in parallel with the buildup of Iraqi troops, but their stay should not be for a long time,” said Saleh al-Igili, a member of the parliamentary bloc allied with the anti-American Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr, which sponsored the petition.

Officials with Mr. Sadr’s bloc said 144 of Parliament’s 275 members — including Sunnis, Shiites and at least one Kurd — had signed.

It gets harder and harder to tell Mookie from W.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 12, 2007 12:03 AM

Mookie's the one that looks like a cartoon parody of what a shifty, conniving villian is supposed to look like. Half expect him to turn up tying damsels to railroad tracks.

Posted by: Twn at May 12, 2007 1:47 PM

Imagine what The Chimp would look like in a turban?

Posted by: oj at May 12, 2007 4:55 PM

W wants the US to leave when the situation has stabilized. Mookie wants the US to leave so that he can destabilize the existing govt and take over aa a proxy of Iran. That's the difference.

Posted by: AWW at May 12, 2007 7:41 PM

Odd then that his measure jibes with W and not with your claim.

Posted by: oj at May 12, 2007 9:56 PM

Mookie is unelected, uneducated, supports terrorists, wants to kill Jews/Christians/gays/etc./etc., and wants to rule an Islamic theocracy. Yeah, they're really so much alike....

Posted by: PapayaSF at May 13, 2007 2:01 AM

Mookie's party did rather well in the elections. W rules one, why shouldn't Mookie?

Posted by: oj at May 13, 2007 8:29 AM

Sorry, doing "rather well" in an election is not a license to establish a murderous tyranny.

Posted by: PapayaSF at May 13, 2007 12:27 PM

Elected is not unelected. He's the leader of the most popular party in an elective democracy. W can't say the same.

And any Iraqi leader does, of course, have a right to use murderous tyranny to put down their insurgency, Just as Lincoln put down ours. It's only your need to dehumanize the Shi'a that makes you differentiate.

Posted by: oj at May 13, 2007 3:33 PM

So Mookie is a politician first, eh? Rather than a budding theologian?

Then shoot him for treason, and let the Shi'a govern without any nonsense from the cabal in Tehran.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 13, 2007 10:09 PM

Treason? He's doing exactly what we and the government asked him to do.

Posted by: oj at May 14, 2007 6:41 AM
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