24 February 2010

I Thought If We Elected Obama, Everyone Was Supposed To Love Us

I'd say love us again, but I don't think we were ever really loved abroad, except for a few years after WWII. Envied maybe, or feared, but we were never loved like some would pretend.

Washington Post: Anti-American bloc gains ground ahead of Iraq vote

The political movement of Iraq's best-known anti-American cleric has emerged as a major contender in next month's national elections, raising the possibility that the next prime minister could be openly hostile to the U.S. and friendly toward Iran.

A prime minister loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr might push the U.S. military to speed up its withdrawal timetable and pose a threat to future military and economic cooperation between the United States and Iraq.

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