REUTERS reports, "President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Iraq, Nigeria and Colombia on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly gathering next week, the White House said on Friday."
Well I guess that makes up for his failures to visit Iraq.
He's visited it once and only once since becoming President of the United States.
April 7, 2009.
His only visit.
He's sent US troops back in but his fine little ass won't be going there, you understand.
Which is how Ammar al-Hakim went from friendly to the US to openly hostile.
He's made remarks for nearly two years now.
The State Dept wasn't concerned about these public remarks.
The White House didn't give a damn that relationship had openly deteriorated.
We noted it here.
We thought it was a big deal.
Mustafa Naser (AL-MONITOR) reports:
The National Alliance, the largest predominantly Shiite political bloc
that holds 185 out of 328 parliamentary seats, decided Sept. 5 to elect Ammar al-Hakim,
the head of the Islamic Supreme Council, as its leader in an unexpected
move that came without any news about the coalition's intention to
choose a new president being previously published.