Iraq's prime minister has fired a warning at government and militia fighters who operate beyond the law.
Speaking at a security summit in Baghdad, Haider al-Abbadi said criminals and outlaws responsible for kidnappings and killings were no less dangerous than what he called terrorists.
Is it supposed to mean anything?
Is it not the weakest b.s. in the world?
We're talking about "government and militia figures" killing Sunnis.
And Haider offrs that they're the same as terrorists?
Well are you going to arrest them?
What the hell are you going to do to stop it because there's nothing in your remarks that offers any bite.
B-b-b-ut that's a summation! That's not an actual quote.
Need his actual words? Here they are:
"Let everyone hear me - those are outlaws by the consensus of all Iraqi society. They do not represent the popular mobilisation forces, nor the security forces or even Iraqis," Abadi said.
"Those are criminals and outlaws. They came with their agenda to entrap Iraqis.
"I have said it before and will say it today - those who were conducting killings and kidnapping crimes in Baghdad and other cities are no less dangerous than terrorists."
I hear what you're saying, Haider, I'm just not impressed.
You command these forces.
Why you aren't holding them accountable?
September 13th, you grand standed on the (illegal) bombings of Falluja's residential neighborhoods declaring that these bombings (War Crimes) had been stopped by you.
But September 14th the bombings continued and they've continued every day since.
Do your words have any meaning at all?
Or is, like a State Dept friend said on the phone tonight, Democrats in the Senate are in a panic over
Human Rights Watch's report on Iraq in their [PDF format warning] 25th annual World Report.
They're again asking why the US government is supporting a thug regime?
They're talking to each other about the promises Barack made in November 2013 to Senate Democrats to get them to support his weapon supplying of Nouri al-Maliki.
It was allegedly conveyed to Haider by the White House that he had to issue a strong statement to refute the documentation in the HRW report.
So this weak nonsense is what he offered up.
I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
-- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name
The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning] 4494.
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