Dead Men Left

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Let freedom reign

Figures within Iraq's majority Shia alliance have for the first time urged Ibrahim Jaafari to stand down as PM to help a national unity government form...

This week senior Shia politicians said US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, had told them President George W Bush "doesn't want, doesn't support, doesn't accept" the retention of Mr Jaafari.

And the punchline:

Mr Jaafari responded by saying the comments undermined Mr Bush's commitment to democracy in Iraq.