Interesting article on the FOX news site about Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite Muslim who was caught dissing Israel in a NY Times piece:Iraqi Leader Tries to Reassure Congress About Hezbollah.
It seems that a few Democrats boycotted his speech to a joint session of Congress because of his anti-Israeli stance, including Boxer and Chucky Schumer. Hats off to those guys, though I'm cynical enought to believe their protest had more to do with politics than princilpes.
While I'm trying hard to be positive about the advances made in Iraq towards greater autonomy and a more stable government, I'm EXTREMELY apprehensive about this little Iraqi monster we've created, it might turn out to be a bigger pain in our backsides than Saddam's Iraq.
However, it's not really all that surprising that al-Maliki would dis Isreal, as he's a Muslim, and hating the Jews go right in hand with reading the Koran and praying five times a day. (Of course they hate Christians, Hindus, and everyone else who's not a Muslim, but the Jews are on top of the list.) Top it off that he's a SHIITE Muslim, the same branch as Hezbollah, and there you go.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave...