Iraqi Prime Minister Addresses Congress, Vows to Defeat Insurgency
On this subject, Robert Novak writes, “The fiercely partisan tone by Democrats was reflected this week when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attacked visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for criticizing the Israeli assault on southern Lebanon, with Pelosi calling for a boycott of his speech to Congress. So much for the notion that the reaction to the Mideast crisis would be bipartisan.”
Pelosi has no shame.
Addressing Congress, the Iraqi prime minister has described the war against terrorism as a conflict between genuine Islam and extremists seeking to undermine it. VOA’s Dan Robinson reports from Capitol Hill, where Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Iraqis have gone from dictatorship, mass graves and torture chambers to a young democracy with respect for human rights.
Now that Iraqis have seen freedom, Prime Minister Maliki said, they are willing to defend it absolutely against those who would attempt to destroy it.
Declaring liberty and freedom universal ideals for humanity, he said Iraqis demonstrated repeatedly by turning out for elections that they will always choose democracy. …[Read more]