Lying Warmongers Have a Trust Issue
How painfully ironic is this trash-talking form the world's most celebrated liars...
The US State Department says Arafat cannot be trusted:
"Our view is that Chairman Arafat has demonstrated by a record of broken promises that, you know, we can't work with him," US State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said. "He's not a useful partner for us."
And Condi Rice says al-Sadr cannot be trusted:
"Nobody is taking Sadr at his word. He's someone from whom you have to see action. He said lots of words before. He has never followed through on them. And I don't think you're going to see an Iraqi government that's going to take his word."
Ms Rice ominously warned: "Moqtada al-Sadr must not try and be a law unto himself down in Najaf. And what that means for his future we will see... He has to be dealt with and I'm quite certain he will be."
I seem to remember a power vacuum after the US invasion, when elements within the Bush administration were actively encouraging Iraqis to organize their own local communities... Now, the illegitimate and unelected group of US puppets in Baghdad declare al-Sadr an "outlaw"? Don't you need to have recongnized "laws" before you can become an "out-law"?