Iraq to US Ambassador: Butt Out.

Apparently the United States doesn’t understand, or at least want to accept, the “democracy” that they helped create in Iraq.

Mr Jaafari’s spokesman accused the US of trying to subvert Iraqi sovereignty.

Mr Takki said the US ambassador had passed on his government’s dissatisfaction with Mr Jaafari at a meeting with the leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim, on Saturday.

“George Bush sent a message via Khalilzad to Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim, as head of the Alliance, telling him that George Bush doesn’t want, doesn’t support, doesn’t accept Ibrahim Jaafari as prime minister,” he said.

… a spokesman for Mr Jaafari said the prime minister had heard of the message.

“The perception is very strong among certain Shia parties that the US, led by Mr Khalilzad, is trying to unseat Mr Jaafari.”

“How can they do this?” Haidar al-Ubaidi asked.

“An ambassador telling a sovereign country what to do is unacceptable,” he added.

How can they do this? Well, Mr. Al-Ubaidi, I’m afraid meddling in another Country’s democratic process is just par-for-the-course for the Bush Administration.

We Canadians know it all too well.

Oh heck… it’s a great picture.. I might as well link it up:

Bush Finger

Of course, comparing the banter between the US and Canada with the deadly struggle in Iraq is like comparing a school yard fight with… well… civil war.

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