DAMASCUS, Syria - Iraq's prime minister lashed out Wednesday at U.S. criticism, saying no one has the right to impose timetables on his elected government and that his country "can find friends elsewhere."
Well, PM al-Maliki, you should choose your friends carefully. Cozying up to the sunni, al-Assad, could be your undoing.
But, more to the point: Yes, you were elected. But, how long must we wait for you to make a move? From all appearances, you have been incapable of providing the leadership your country needs.
You were elected to form a united, pluralist Iraq. Is that the goal of your administration?
Or, is it to establish a shia dominated government in which the kurds and sunnis are the inferior part?
Show us that you are trying to establish the former so that we may embrace your administration.