US and UK try to break Iraq delay

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4871148.stm

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw have said it is down to Iraq's people, no-one else, to choose a leader.
However, they said the process to do so must be sped up.

The pair made the remarks at a joint news conference in Baghdad, on the second day of a surprise visit.

They coupled their remarks with praise for Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Sistani, whom they said had been a voice of restraint amid Iraq's unrest.

Iraq's political parties have been wrangling over forming a new government since December's election.

Mr Straw said the aim of the US-led coalition which invaded Iraq in March 2003 had always been the formation of a sovereign government.

He said while those coalition members did not have the right to impose a government on Iraq, the deaths of their troops meant they did have the right to call on Iraqis to choose one as soon as possible.

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#2
It appears to be time to blame the Iraqis for wrecking the perfectly good system handed to them on a plate by Dubya and Bliar.

This may make the cut-and-run exit strategy more palatable, and deflect blame from the shaved chimp and his poodle.
 
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MrPVRd said:
It appears to be time to blame the Iraqis for wrecking the perfectly good system handed to them on a plate by Dubya and Bliar.
Now isn't that just gratitude for you??? :wink:
 
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MrPVRd said:
It appears to be time to blame the Iraqis for wrecking the perfectly good system handed to them on a plate by Dubya and Bliar.

This may make the cut-and-run exit strategy more palatable, and deflect blame from the shaved chimp and his poodle.
Whilst i agree with your sentiment, who else is to blame for the delay apart from all the silly buggers in baghdad who refuse to agree on forming a government because the other guy prefered mohamed's other son? :roll: :wink:
 
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Whilst i agree with your sentiment, who else is to blame for the delay apart from all the silly buggers in baghdad who refuse to agree on forming a government because the other guy prefered mohamed's other son?
Very true, but we can't do much better.....in Northern Ireland the assembly is suspended over a far more minor ecclesiastical difference! :wink:
 

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