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This Is Totally Unfair (!)

In a series of totally unfair attacks on the Hedgemony, various groups in the Persian Gulf are using facts and logic to counter the claims made by the US.

The BBC notes: Iranian supreme leader slams Bush

The supreme leader of Iran has launched a scathing attack on United States President George W Bush.

Speaking at Friday prayers, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he was sure President Bush would be tried in an international court for what had happened in Iraq.

This scurrilous attack is based on nothing more than admitted violations of major treaties and protocols to which the US is a signatory.

CNN reports: Iranian ambassador: U.S. points fingers to cover failures in Iraq

BAGHDAD (CNN) — As a way to draw attention from American shortcomings in Iraq, the U.S. is accusing Iran of trying to destabilize the war-torn country, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq told CNN.

“U.S. security plans for Iraq have not succeeded,” Hassan Kazemi-Qomi said earlier this week.

“The administration is pointing fingers at others, and by accusing others try to cover up their own failed plans,” he said.

“If you look at the Iraqi scene, just in the past several months, you will see clearly that terrorist and sabotaging forces, as also agreed by U.S. officials, are from those who have come from outside Iraq, and, U.S. authorities too have said, are mostly from countries whose governments are, on the surface of things, U.S. allies. The U.S. government does not confess this reality.”

And while it is true the U.S. and Iran have no diplomatic relations and “we have differences,” Kazemi-Qomi said, “thus far, not one Iranian youth, not a single Iranian citizen has engaged in suicide and terrorist attacks against American troops in Iraq.”

Hey, just because almost all of the foreign fighters we seize in Iraq are from Saudi Arabia and Egypt, that doesn’t mean there’s a problem with Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Anybody could be funneling aid to al Qaeda in Iraq, in addition to all of the Saudi princes that the Treasury Department keeps complaining about.

Reuters writes: Iraqis say U.S. should stop passing blame

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi lawmakers said on Saturday that Washington should take responsibility for the turmoil in Iraq and stop blaming Baghdad, Iran and Syria.

Frustrated by criticism from the United States over their slow progress towards political goals meant to foster national reconciliation, Iraqi leaders said Washington would be better served by examining its own progress in the unpopular war.

“The Americans always try to pretend the responsibility for cleaning up this mess isn’t theirs and tend to shift blame onto Iraq, Iran and Syria for everything that goes wrong,” said veteran Kurdish lawmaker Mahmoud Othman.

“But they should stop this nonsense and admit that most of the accountability rests on their shoulders,” he told Reuters.

Those Kurds really nurse a grudge. Just because the Kurds got used and abused by every Repub administration since Nixon is no reason to go around stating the obvious.


1 Badtux { 09.17.07 at 12:04 am }

Man, the NERVE of those silly rag heads, presenting those ridiculous FACT thingies. It’s well known that those FACT thingies have a liberal bias! What matters is truthiness (the “truth” that comes from the gut), not facts. Sheesh, how many other places are we going to have to invade to bring that reality to them?!

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

2 Bryan { 09.17.07 at 11:32 am }

They have no appreciation for the US efforts to spread democracy in the Middle East through coups and invasions 😈

3 oldwhitelady { 09.18.07 at 8:49 pm }

They make valid points. It does seem as though our govt likes to point fingers of blame at everyone but themselves for the mess they’ve made of Iraq.

4 Bryan { 09.18.07 at 9:58 pm }

It’s not all our fault, but we certainly haven’t helped, and we certainly are dealing with the problems as they exist.