Friday, September 29, 2006

Of Houmus and Falafel

" "We have to fix this militia issue. We can't have armed militias competing with Iraq's security forces. But I have to trust the prime minister to decide when it is that we do that," said Lieutenant General Peter Chiarelli, the second-highest-ranking American military official in Baghdad. "

General Chiarelli, you represent the occupation forces, you control the country and the oil resources and you are responsible for security. Expecting the puppet Iraqi government to handle security (and absolving yourself of the blame) is like asking the falafel and humous maker to police his neighbourhood. Having said that, making Humous and falafel is probably all this Iraqi government is good at, what else can they do locked up in their Green zone unable to govern their own country?

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