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Iraqi VP accuses Israel of 'massacres'
"These horrible massacres carried out by the Israeli aggression, incites in us the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity," he said in a speech attended by Iraq's president, the prime minister and other top government officials.
The comments were harsher than the criticism leveled by Iraq's president and the deputy prime minister on Sunday. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, another Shiite, had also condemned Israel's offensive before traveling to Washington last week, provoking criticism from U.S. lawmakers
On Sunday, Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, demanded an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon, warning that "Islamic nations will not forgive the entities that hinder a cease-fire," al-Sistani said, in a clear reference to the United States.
The latest remarks by Abdul-Mahdi and Sistani are likely to heighten Iraqi public anger against the United States and create political problems for the Iraqi government, which depends on the Americans for its security and survival.
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Israel: No cease-fire in coming days
There is still hope.
Top Republican asks Bush to push for immediate Lebanon ceasefire.
Hagel said the US link to Israel was a "special and historic one."
"But, it need not and cannot be at the expense of our Arab and Muslim relationships," he said.
Sen. Hagel is correct on this and Iraq. Pat Buchanan is correct.
This is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue it is a "what is in the best interest of America" issue. Israel is a friend and ally and always will be however Israels interest and Americas interests are not always the same so Bush and the rest of Washington better stop acting like they are.
Right now the law of unintended consequences (yet predictable) is making the impossible happen. Sunni and Shi'ite are being united by Israels continued attacks and growing civilian casualties. The civil war in Iraq is between Sunni and Shia. Hezaballah are Shia as is Iran, the Arab countries that initially came out against Hezbollah where Sunni but they now like all the other Muslims are starting to come around in favor of Hezbollah. Sunni and Shia have always been split, will this do what nothing else has for over a thousand years.