If we were fools to think Iraq could be turned into an American soul mate, it was a failure to acknowledge human nature. The Iraqi government and people appear to be total ingrates -- and corrupt beyond our reach -- already.
Iraq's prime minister denounced a deadly U.S. raid on Sunday as a "crime" that violated the security pact with Washington and demanded American commanders hand over those responsible to face possible trial in Iraqi courts.
The U.S. military, however, strongly denied that it overstepped its bounds and said it notified Iraqi authorities in advance — in accordance with the rules that took effect this year governing U.S. battlefield conduct.
We give them freedom, they want to lynch us.
This was a legitimate mission. These six detainees were Shiite thugs with ties to Iran. But at a word from (holy Shiite!) al-Maliki and hundreds of protesters, we dutifully turned them loose and retreated behind the wire with tail between our legs.
The end of a rogue leader like Saddam was necessary post-9/11, so taking him out was legitimate But wasting lives and money on so-called "nation building" appears to have been a total waste.
Meanwhile, in other "nothing's changed" news...
Elsewhere in Iraq, gunmen stormed two Christian homes in separate attacks in the ethnically diverse city of Kirkuk, killing at least two Assyrian, said police Brig. Burham Taib. and one
Justice won't be done in this case any more than it was in Afghanistan when the new and improved government we propped up with blood and American tax dollars proceeded to slap a Christian convert with the death penalty (reduced via insanity plea at the intervention of Condi Rice).
If this is the way it's going to be from now on, let's get out now. Ron Paul was right. America needs to look to her own interests, period. The rest of the world be damned.