Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Maliki as champion of the Palestinians?

"Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki's public denunciation of the "major crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza " evoked a bitter laugh from Saleh as she riffled through pictures of Palestinians thought to have been killed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim militias and National Police commandoes during the height of sectarian violence. "When Maliki talks about Gaza , I ask, 'What are you doing to us?' " she said. "When Iran talks about Gaza , I think, 'Who killed us? Wasn't it your people?' " she asked, referring to Iraqi Shiite militias supported by Iran who targeted them for their supposed allegiance to Saddam Hussein and the Baath Party ."