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Reuters: Cheney In Baghdad, 14 Killed In Arbil

From those enablers of terror at Reuters:


Cheney in Baghdad, bomb in Arbil kills 14

By Ibon Villelabeitia

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney pressed Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday to reach power-sharing accords with minority Sunnis as part of benchmarks Washington says are key to ending violence.

Cheney’s unannounced visit, part of a Middle East tour, signals growing U.S. impatience at Iraqi leaders’ failure to reach key legislative agreements as American military commanders build up troops to secure Baghdad.

Cheney said discussions also centered on the crackdown in Baghdad, involving the deployment of 30,000 extra U.S. troops, which is seen as a last ditch effort to stave off civil war between the Shi’ites and once-dominant Sunnis.

“The meeting with the vice president (laid) the foundation for practical steps in order to support our efforts on both the security front as well as domestic political issues,” Maliki told a joint news conference with Cheney.

Cheney said the talks also covered political and economic issues and added Washington would continue to support Maliki.

“Obviously we talked about the way ahead in terms of our mutual efforts to help build an Iraq that is safe and secure, is self-governing and free of the threats of the insurgency and al Qaeda,” Cheney told reporters…

U.S. President George W. Bush is under pressure from Democrats to show concrete progress in the four-year war, in which more than 3,300 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed

Cheney arrived in Baghdad on the same day a USA Today/Gallup poll showed six out of 10 Americans support setting a timetable for pulling U.S. troops out, even though a clear majority predict civil war in Iraq if U.S. forces withdraw next year

Those objective journalists at Reuters are always so eager to portray Mr. Cheney as the bringer of death and destruction.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 9th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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