"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Senator Lugar on Iraq - "An awesome problem"

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, considered the new report written by David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States, by the Government Accountability office on the performance of the Iraqi Government. It shows that virtually no political progress by the Iraqi government as the latest evidence that the president’s military strategy was failing.

It found that 3 of 18 benchmarks set by Congress had been met and 4 others have been "partly met" - whatever the fuck that means.

"Have you washed your hands, Johnny" ?

"WEll I've washed ONE of them" ...

It was written by David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States, who testified at the hearing.

“Do Iraqis want to be Iraqis?” the shrewd Indiana Republican ranking member Mr. Lugar asked. “Is there a sense of those 25 million people that they want to be one nation, as opposed to some Iraqis wanting to dominate the whole lot?” He added, “If the answer to that question is that, fundamentally, Iraqis have not come to the conclusion they want to be Iraqis, then we have an awesome problem.” (See NYT)

Now if they are so dumb that they cannot answer that question , they are dumb enough to be confounded what to do next ... and as for the oil laws ... forget it.

No doubt there is a nice build up of Turkish forces just North of the Iraqi border.

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