Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I have never EVER seen or heard of a foreign occupation that is as sensitive to the country that it occupies as the American occupation of Iraq. Really. Look at this: " Some of the missions are so touchy that they require the approval of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. Officials in Washington and Iraq said he had been briefed in advance on missions that carry a high risk of civilian casualties or of provoking reprisals....“Suffice it to say that what would be considered sensitive or important individuals or locations, we consult with the prime minister whenever possible,” one officer said. “Depending on who, it may fall into a category that we take that information to the prime minister before so that he can weigh in on the decision process.” “This is also an issue of sovereignty,” the officer added."