Thursday, May 25, 2006

A New Iraqi Government? Don't Believe the Hype

Not to worry, we stopped believing the hype years ago.

A New Iraqi Government? Don't Believe the Hype:

"There's a lot of hype about Iraq's new 'government.'

In a speech to the National Restaurant Association in Chicago, George Bush called the new government a 'turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror.'

He called the government 'something new' - a constitutional democracy in the heart of the Middle East.

One thing it probably won't lead to is an end to the occupation.

In speeches both George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair refused to give a timeline for withdrawal of their armies from Iraq, meaning the more than 150,000 foreign troops in Iraq will probably not be coming home any time soon.

Sure, the politicians are making their usual noises. At a press conference alongside Blair in Baghdad, Iraq's new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki spoke of an agreement to turn security in almost every Iraqi city over to his government by the end of the year. "

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