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megimoo
06-14-2011, 08:32 PM
The Iraqi government has expelled six US congressmen from the country. The decision was so shocking to the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, that only 24 hours later the US embassy declared that the congressmen had made personal statements.


What raised the Iraqis' anger was a request by these congressmen that Iraq pays a portion -- and even up to a half -- of the expense of the US occupation of this country. The US delegation of congressmen had also requested a visit to Camp Ashraf, whish was also opposed by Iraqi authorities.

This decision of the Iraqis was welcomed by various factions within the Middle Eastern country to a point where even Ayad Alawi's faction, which enjoys warm ties with Saudi Arabia and the US, wasn't able to disagree with it.

The US did not enter Iraq at the invitation of executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for the Americans to want to ask for compensation from the next Iraqi government.

Furthermore, US troops were never welcomed as 'freedom forces' by the Iraqi people.

The murders that US troops have committed in Iraqi prisons or on the streets of various Iraqi cities have not left a positive impression of the US military on Iraqi citizens. Despite the fact that the US forces ousted Saddam, Iraqi citizens never believed that these efforts were aimed at freeing them from dictatorship and not aimed at protecting US interests.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/184616.html

fettpett
06-14-2011, 09:30 PM
so....which dumbass Dumbocrat crongresscritters where expelled?

megimoo
06-14-2011, 09:51 PM
so....which dumbass Dumbocrat crongresscritters where expelled?

Rohrabacher, Poe, Jeff Duncan and Louie Gohmert were the Republican Congress members on the trip, Jim Costa and Russ Carnahan were the Democrats in the delegation.

djones520
06-14-2011, 10:16 PM
Can't find much to disagree with. You don't walk into someones house, set their couch on fire, and then tell them they have to pay you.

lacarnut
06-14-2011, 10:19 PM
This action does not surprise me. These heathens are not our friends. A good example of that is the oil leases that were bid on. US companies for the most part did not even bid on them because of the extremely low dollar amount that they would receive based on production per barrel. We need to get out of this hell hole. Screw these ungrateful bastards.

Apocalypse
06-14-2011, 10:43 PM
This part got me wondering what group would describe it as such.



Furthermore, US troops were never welcomed as 'freedom forces' by the Iraqi people.

The murders that US troops have committed in Iraqi prisons or on the streets of various Iraqi cities have not left a positive impression of the US military on Iraqi citizens. Despite the fact that the US forces ousted Saddam, Iraqi citizens never believed that these efforts were aimed at freeing them from dictatorship and not aimed at protecting US interests.

Interesting way to put it, as our forces went there and started shooting people in cold blood. At first I thought it to be some far left liberal rag, then looking at the 'news' source.


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Another words, the official news source of the Iranian Gov.

Articulate_Ape
06-14-2011, 11:09 PM
so....which dumbass Dumbocrat crongresscritters where expelled?


U.S. congressional delegation sets off political IED in Iraq


BY ROY GUTMAN

MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. Embassy in Iraq sought Saturday to distance itself from a highly contentious "fact-finding mission" to Baghdad led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., that led Iraq to demand that the entire congressional delegation leave the country.
During a meeting that lasted an hour and 40 minutes Friday with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Rohrabacher informed the Iraqi leader that his House subcommittee is investigating the killing by Iraqi troops of 35 Iranian dissidents on Iraqi soil in April.
After Rohrabacher later announced his investigation to the media, al-Maliki, who's currently acting minister of defense as well as commander in chief, apparently hit the roof.
The Orange County conservative, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations, later told reporters that the "massacre" was probably a crime against humanity. The charge, which often refers to a massive crime against civilians, was first leveled against accused Nazi war criminals during the Nuremburg Tribunal after World War II.
Rohrabacher also asked Iraq to consider at a later stage repaying some of the costs of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the occupation that followed. Iraq's government spokesman publicly responded that Iraq would pay not "a cent."


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/11/2262306/us-congressional-delegation-sets.html#ixzz1PJIukIFx



It is often productive to challenge you own assumptions.

Articulate_Ape
06-14-2011, 11:20 PM
We gave it our best shot and did have an impact on the tribes of dune baboons over there, but at this point we are pissing our money into the sand. Hopefully we learn from this and carpet bomb for a year or two next time.
We are dealing with savages. They have opposing thumbs so they can tie a necktie, but they really are mere savages.

Rockntractor
06-14-2011, 11:25 PM
We gave it our best shot and did have an impact on the tribes of dune baboons over there, but at this point we are pissing our money into the sand. Hopefully we learn from this and carpet bomb for a year or two next time.
We are dealing with savages. They have opposing thumbs so they can tie a necktie, but they really are mere savages.

Agreed.

megimoo
06-15-2011, 12:42 AM
We gave it our best shot and did have an impact on the tribes of dune baboons over there, but at this point we are pissing our money into the sand. Hopefully we learn from this and carpet bomb for a year or two next time.
We are dealing with savages. They have opposing thumbs so they can tie a necktie, but they really are mere savages.
They've never left the sixth century with tribal loyalties and a Bedouin camel herders sense of justice and honor .Their way of life is ancient and they are much like the Early israelis in the Sinai desert at the time of Moses .They adhere to Islam as a way of life more than just a religion .Don't expect an desert Arab or Jew to think like a westerner or give up any advantage they have .