Bush's angry puppet hits back:
Nouri al-Maliki, anxious to prove he is not a US puppet, criticised a heavy-handed American raid on the Shia militia stronghold in Sadr City, made without his knowledge. He also repudiated the US assertion 24 hours earlier that his Government has 12 months to quell Iraq’s nascent civil war.To quote from Wikipedia:
Mr. Hat initially appeared to be simply a puppet used by Mr. Garrison as a teaching aide. However, Mr. Hat later appears to perform activities not possible if he was merely a puppet, and it is not entirely clear how much autonomy Mr. Hat and Mr. Garrison have from each other.