Monday, October 13, 2008

Iraqi weighs in on best presidential choice

As always, the Fadhil brothers are an excellent voice for Iraqis as a whole:

"I mentioned this past summer that pressing priorities in Iraq made Iraqis show little if any interest in the upcoming U.S. election. That was the case when November seemed too far to worry about. We’re almost in October now and things are changing.

"Comments made by MP Sami al-Askari are evidence of such a trend. As an adviser to Prime Minister Maliki and member of his Da’wa Party, al-Askari’s comments are definitely indicative of what’s being discussed in that small circle and probably reflect Maliki’s own viewpoints.

"As recent as June, al-Askari’s position echoed Maliki’s approval of a 16-month timetable for withdrawal. But three months can indeed make a difference, “Iraqis are better off with Republicans.” al-Askari said in an email to Kathleen Parker at NRO last week. (emphasis mine -- E)

"What I understood from the MP’s statement is that the Da’wa Party now thinks it would be better off with Republicans."

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