U.S. Officials Say a Theocratic Iraq Is Unlikely

U.S. Officials Say a Theocratic Iraq Is Unlikely

Speaking on television news programs on Sunday, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said that Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, opposed direct cleric involvement in daily governing, and that most Iraqis rejected an Iranian-style theocracy...

In one of four appearances on television news programs on Sunday, Mr. Rumsfeld echoed Mr. Cheney's cautionary words.

"The Shia in Iraq are Iraqis," Mr. Rumsfeld said on the NBC News program "Meet the Press." "They're not Iranians. And the idea that they're going to end up with a government like Iran, with a handful of mullahs controlling much of the country, I think, is unlikely."

Is that the same Mr. Rumsfeld? This is the same man who personally went to Iraq to assure the newly Nixon-Admin-Appointed Saddam Hussein of our unswerving support, shook his hand for the photo-ops and assured us all that we had that particular hired thug under control, saying:

"He may be a sonofabitch, but he's OUR sonofabitch."

No sir, I am getting a better idea of just who OUR sonofabitch is, and like Saddam, is OURS in name only, out to play God and do whatever he wants for his own aggrandizement.

And how about this bit of public posturing, following immediately after the previous quote:

But he warned that it would be "a terrible mistake" if the new assembly adopted a constitution that denied "half of their population, women, the opportunity to participate fully."

This from an administration that is willing to USE women as their Public Face Attack Bitches but refuses them to have the right to own their own bodies?

Don't WE have a handful of mullahs dictating policy in OUR country?


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