Maliki Snubs Bush?

November 29, 2006

President Bush’s meeting with Iraqi PM al-Maliki has been postponed till Thursday. The reason given is that Maliki had already met King Abdullah prior to Bush’s arrival in Jordan’s capital and it wasn’t necessary for the three parties to meet tonight.

The White House has denied the postponing being a snub by the Iraqi PM. However, it is difficult to see it as anything other than that; if Maliki is to work with the US in bringing stability to Iraq, he needs to spend as much time with Bush as possible. Today’s event dictated otherwise. This is possibly a signal for Iran, indicating that Iraq is ready to cooperate with its neighbor. After all, Iranian spiritual leader Ali Khamenei offered Iranian help yesterday when he met with Iraq’s President Talabani, while criticizing US presence in the country.

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One Response to “Maliki Snubs Bush?”

  1. J Says:

    I agree, it was a snub. It’s just amazing to me, the harm Bush has done to American prestige, not to mention the prestige of the presidency. I couldn’t have imagined a leader snubbing any president prior to Bush. And to be snubbed by a guy who is, to one degree or another, dependent on him.

    Bush is a bad joke everybody gets but Bush.


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