Wages of Sin, We Keep Paying
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Amazingly, the Bush administration canâ€™t figure out just why the Arab governments it occasionally flirts with undermining/subverting/overthrowing â€” and whose citizens it reserves the right to abduct, imprison, kill and certainly demonize â€” wonâ€™t cooperate with its proxy Iraq government!
And look at the alibi. As a wise man once said, you want it to be one way â€“
But U.S. and Iraqi officials dismissed Arab security concerns as a smokescreen. â€œIf I believed the issue were purely one of security, it would be one thing,â€ a senior Bush administration official said. The Iraqi government has offered the Arabs space inside the fortified Green Zone, where the U.S. embassy and much of the Iraqi government is located.
The real basis for Arab reluctance, the U.S. official said, â€œis political. Itâ€™s a choice, an acknowledgement that there is a new Iraq, of recognizing that its political structures, its constitution, its government, is in fact legitimate.â€
â€“ but itâ€™s the other way.