Sunday, July 20, 2008

Who Cares What Iraqis Want?

The big story over the weekend was al-Maliki in Der Spiegel agreeing with the Obama timeframe for withdrawal, and the US media trying to ignore that, and then US officials in Iraq leaning on al-Maliki, and then an al-Maliki spokesman issuing a denial, which curiously came via Centcom, and then the US media using that as the headline, and burying it anyway. When it comes to exposing US lies about Iraq and the US media bias, you just don't get much more transparent than that.

TPM was on the case. I had to send an email to, who had swallowed the CNN line (their headline has now changed).

The GOPers are soon going to realise that they need a new Iraqi PM. And quickly. Is it assassination time?