Monday, May 21, 2007
Dick's Got Company
Maybe it's just something inherent to the office, but it turns out Dick Cheney isn't the only Vice-President who's not so keen on the US and Iran discussing the situation in Iraq. Iraq's Sunni Vice-President, Tariq al-Hashemi, spoke out against the upcoming talks after participating in the Geneva-based World Economic Forum:
"It's not good to encourage anybody to talk on behalf of the Iraqi people on their internal and national affairs," al-Hashemi told reporters...
Al-Hashemi said he would have preferred that the subject of Iraq's stability was "tackled by Iraqis themselves."
"This is really damaging to Iraq's sovereignty," he said.
Unlike Cheney, however, al-Hashemi probably doesn't want to see the US and Iran at war over Iraq either.