Friday, April 06, 2007

Bolton: Saudi King 'Mistaken' Over Legality Of US troops In Iraq

by S-Q @ 10:02 AM MDT

© 2007 Stephen Pitt
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Raw Story/AFP

"With all due respect to the King, it's a mistake to characterise the US presence in Iraq as illegal," Bolton said in an interview with the US-based Arabic language Al-Hurra television station.

King Abdullah, a key ally of Washington in the Middle East, described the US occupation of Iraq as "illegitimate" at a meeting of Arab leaders last week in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

"In beloved Iraq, blood is being shed among brothers in the shadow of an illegitimate foreign occupation and ugly sectarianism threatens civil war," Abdullah said.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned Saudi Arabia's US ambassador specifically to discuss the remark.

Bolton said the US was in Iraq at the invitation of its government and its presence was further sanctioned by a United Nations Security Council resolution.

"I hope he (King Abdullah) finds an opportunity to correct that remark in the very near future," Bolton said.

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12 comments:

S-Q said...

Uh-huh! Sure Bolton..
The King is an imbecile! Better watch it or we will be paying double the cost of gas!

Leave it to these idiots to f*ck up everything possible!

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...
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Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

"illegitimate foreign occupation"

That's What our Troops in Iraq are called by the Saudis..

Looks like the Love Affair with Saudi Arabia is over for the Neoconjobs..

Bolton is about as finesse at Foreign Policy as a Monkey let loose with a Jackhammer... ;)

ROFLMAO*)

S-Q said...

Bolton is about as finesse at Foreign Policy as a Monkey let loose with a Jackhammer... ;)
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GEF:

He learned that from his boss!

Monkey see...monkey do!

LOLMAO

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

Chimpster Nation! ;)

LOL*)

S-Q said...

The new..Planet of the Apes! LOL

Basheert said...

Not to mention, Mr. Bolton was one of those "recess" appointments that could NOT win Congressional approval so he is now OUT OF his position. He has NO standing in this government, he is unqualified and he was a hideous Ambassador.

Then again, he certainly fits into the Bushie mold...inept, incompetent and totally unqualified.

He is another example of people who need to just GO AWAY!!!!

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

The Bush Administration has effectively imploded...

The Saudis see that all the NeoConjobs wanted was to keep
the Iraqis subservient to a Ruling
class of Americans exploiting their
resources. No benefits to either America or Iraq.

The Coalition is now toast and the British want to hang Tony Blair for not only Iraq blunders on Intelligence, but for the way he's set up Orwellian laws there!

I'm surprised England hasn't exploded into a Revolution!

GEEZERPOWER said...

Bolton said the US was in Iraq at "the invitation of its government and its presence was further sanctioned by a United Nations Security Council resolution."
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If this is true, The US sure has an evil way of saying thanks for the invitation? Am I wrong or did the UN want more inspections on the weapons of mass destruction thing...Sheeesh );

S-Q said...

Then again, he certainly fits into the Bushie mold...inept, incompetent and totally unqualified.
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You can say that again, Basheert!

S-Q said...
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S-Q said...

Am I wrong or did the UN want more inspections on the weapons of mass destruction thing...Sheeesh );
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Geezer:

Yes, the UN wanted more time to complete their inspections but Dumbyeah was on a mission ... a mission to destruction!