Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki responded yesterday to criticism of him and his government by Pres. Bush and Sec. of State Condolezza Rice, saying that their grim assessments were giving aid and comfort to terrorists:Commenting on a recent statement by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, he said, "Rice is expressing her own point of view if she thinks that the [Iraqi] government is on borrowed time," humorously suggesting that it might be the Bush administration that is on borrowed time.
Here's a news flash for ya: they're both on borrowed time. Payback is comin' due.
The question this raises is whether Maliki is being told to act defiant toward his puppet masters in order to create an illusion of independence, or whether the puppet is truly cutting his strings.
Our neocon/big biz puppet is vying for control of his puppet with al Sadr. Eventually, and not far off, Maliki's strings will be cut and Iraq will be passed to local control with or without Maliki.
Bush might be able to postpone this until he is out of office at great expense of American blood and treasure, but he can't stop it. It's all about his ego now.