Tuesday, February 12, 2008
in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make:
You know, as much as I whine about all the support the U.S. gives to the 'Sons of Iraq' militiamen -- $123 million and counting over the past year -- clearly, they don't see it the same way. The Post's Amit R. Paley reports after an attempted assassination of a notable Son of Iraq:
The target appeared to be the headquarters of Ali Hatem Ali Suleiman, a leader of the Awakening movement.

In an interview an hour after the blasts, Suleiman said he was enraged that the U.S. military was not doing more to protect the Awakening fighters. The explosion, which destroyed much of his compound, killed or injured several of Suleiman's guards but left him with only minor wounds from flying glass.

"Where is the support of the Americans for us? They put us in this dilemma and now they are doing nothing for us," said Suleiman, who is also prince of the Dulaimis, one of the largest tribes in Iraq. "If they don't do something about this, then we may decide to withdraw our forces from the streets."

"Tell Bush: Great work," he added sarcastically.
No respect, I tell you!
--Spencer Ackerman