Iraq to Cheney: ‘Big fat no’ on bases in Iraq.
The Iraqi government has “put the U.S. on notice” that they do not want permanent U.S. bases in Iraq, CNN reports today. The message was “delivered directly to Vice President Dick Cheney at the White House” by Iraqi National Security Adviser Mowaffak Al-Rubaie, who told CNN that Iraqis say, “No, big fat no, N-O for the bases in Iraq”:
The people of Iraq, the parliament, the council of representatives and the government of Iraq, they all say no, big fat no, N-O for the bases in Iraq. No military bases for Iraq because we believe that is in direct encroachment to our soveriegnty, and we don’t need it.
Direct to Cheney. Not Bush, Cheney. The Iraqis know what's up.
They'll no doubt get their reply from The Dick soon - "Your sovereignty, my ass. Don't get uppity with me, boy. We're in charge in Iraq and we're going to get your goddam oil and you ain't got a fuckin' thing to say about it. As soon as we do, don't worry, we'll cut your sand-nigger asses loose and you'll be on your own. Then we'll enjoy seeing just how much your countrymen like you."