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Saturday, August 14, 2004
  Pussyfooting It With Iran
The US Government, in yet another display of strength and foreign policy know-how, told Iran how it really feels:

The United States said it was concerned by suggestions that Iran is involved in deadly unrest in Iraq's Shiite holy city of Najaf and maintained it was not in Tehran's interest to foment instability in its neighbor.

"We have expressed our concern regarding this issue," deputy State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said when asked by reporters about Iraqi Defence Minister Hazem Shaalan claim that militiamen loyal to radical cleric Moqtada Sadr are receiving weapons from Iran.

"Our position is that Iran has an interest in a stable and peaceful Iraq, as do the other states of the region," he said.

"As a neighbor of Iraq, it is our view that Iran should use its influence toward that objective and not to take any actions that would be destabilizing or otherwise contribute to elements that are not working for unity in Iraq," Ereli said.


Translation:
We'd really like for you to stop arming and fomenting unrest in Iraq. We know that you really don't mean it when you call us imperialists and infidels - you really like us, and we know that you'd never imagine copying your own bloody, theocratic state in Iraq. You really believe in a separation of church and state like us (oh wait, that's not what the President thinks - hmmmm?). We're not going to like, do anything to you, but please stop it, will ya. After all, you guys are the "Religion of Peace", right!


God, somebody find me a politician with some acumen, or maybe just a pair of balls.

 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 1:45 AM


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