Iraq's Prime Minister Critical of U.S. Senators

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

There are some stern words from Iraq's prime minister today for two prominent U.S. Democrats.
Nouri al-Maliki says Senators Hillary Clinton of New York and Carl Levin of Michigan, quote, need to "come to their senses."
Both have called for his ouster, saying al-Maliki's government has failed to meet basic goals for unifying and securing Iraq. Clinton is running for president. Levin heads the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Al-Maliki is fighting to hold his government together. And he used a news conference in Baghdad today to blast his critics, mentioning Clinton and Levin in particular. He said they are examples of American officials "who consider Iraq as if it were one of their villages," adding, "They should come to their senses."
A U.S. Embassy spokesman today affirmed that Washington is, in his words, "supporting very much" al-Maliki and his government.


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  • by Rick Location: Stockbridge on Aug 26, 2007 at 06:48 PM
    I'm sorry to say, but he's right. The terrorists have repeatedly said that they favor Democrat candidates....and by now we all should know why. I'm ashamed to be from Michigan whenever someone associates Sen. Levin to our state. He is without doubt, one of the most partisan figures in Congress. Sadly, I also cringe whenever Sen. Dingle and/or our wonderful(<-sarcastic)Governor are the subject of conversation, as they are all cut from the same cloth as Levin. Yes, both SAD, and SHAMEFUL. But, to have them understand how I feel, they would all need to devlope consciences.....not likely.
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