Tuesday, July 08, 2008

McCain v. Maliki

Well this would certainly shut McCain up. He wouldn't have a thing to offer if this is realized by the Iraqi's. Of course, McCain and the GOP will try to pressure them into allowing the US to stay there and continue to gain control of the region and its resources.

"Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki raised the prospect on Monday of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops as part of negotiations over a new security agreement with Washington. It was the first time the U.S.-backed Shi'ite-led government has floated the idea of a timetable for the removal of American forces from Iraq. The Bush administration has always opposed such a move, saying it would give militant groups an advantage."
The Bush administration does not have a say in this. Bush propped this government up and championed the purple fingers, so he has given up his say all around. And what will McCain do? He's the one that wants Iraq to be like Korea or Japan. Again, it does not matter what McCain wants. Iraq is a sovereign nation with an occupying force who, if asked, must leave or face serious repercussions from the international community.
"Today, we are looking at the necessity of terminating the foreign presence on Iraqi lands and restoring full sovereignty," Maliki told Arab ambassadors in blunt remarks during an official visit to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates."
This is the test for the GOP. Do they really want to "finish the job" and make sure that Iraq is democratic or do they just want to gain total and unchallenged geopolitical control of the resource-rich Middle East? This will be their test and if Iraq chooses to be allies with Iran, than that is their choice to make, not ours.