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White House Says Iraqi Leader Misquoted June 2, 2006

Posted by Michael in News.

1 hour, 57 minutes ago

WASHINGTON – The White House on Friday sought to soften criticism by Iraq's prime minister over allegations that U.S. Marines killed two dozen unarmed civilians in the western town of Haditha last November.

White House press secretary Tony Snow said that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had told U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad that he had been misquoted. But Snow was unable to explain what al-Maliki told Khalilzad or how he had been misquoted.

"That is a little too complicated for me to try to read out," Snow said at a briefing where he was pressed to explain how al-Maliki's remarks were supposed to have been distorted. "It becomes a little convoluted and so I don't want to make a real clear characterization because it's a little hazy to me," Snow said.

White House says Iraqi leader misquoted – Yahoo! News

You want to know why Tony Snow is confused?  Why things just seem "too complicated for me to try to read out"?

I'll tell you. 

Tony just does not understand the fundamental geopolitical realities confronting the United States today.  Sure, he knows about the Demographic Decline of Europe, the Water Rivalries of the Middle East, the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, the Devastation of AIDs in Africa, the Rampant Ambitions of China and India, the Competition for Energy Resources.

Big deal.

He's missing the more fundamental truth:



1. Michael - June 2, 2006

This is not entirely a joke. By my purely subjective reckoning, America’s global hegemony is about 10% military, 10% political, 10% linguistic, 20 % economic, and 50% cultural. If you’ve ever watched Korean kids attempting to break dance, while trying to dress and act like American blacks, you’ll get what I mean.

2. Elzbth - June 2, 2006

What Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki actually said:
I’m a Barbie Girl!
In a Barbie World!
Life in plastic,
It’s fantastic!

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