... US Democrats are calling for a boycott of the speech to Congress Wednesday by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after he recently denounced Israel's raids on Lebanon and Gaza. Last week Mr. Malaiki said it was time for "the world to take quick stands to stop the Israeli aggression." Maliki has also refrained from giving his opinion about Hizbullah.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said unless Maliki "disavows his critical comments of Israel and condemns terrorism, it is inappropriate to honor him with a joint meeting of Congress."
What on earth does this mean? Condemn terrorism? He does that everyday. Maliki has virtually the same opinion, if not one even more tame, than Kofi Annan. This is an obvious and calculated ploy to make Republicans look bad to their base.
While we're chatting about todays events -- I have some friends in the military who state it is very unlikely that a targetting mistake is made. An errant missile, that's possible, but selection of targets is checked, and re-checked, and checked again. I highly doubt the US didn't deliberately hit the Chinese embassy back during the Kosovo campaign, and I highly doubt the Israeli's didn't hit the UN on purpose. For what reason, I don't know. The Israeli's are hardly in love with the UN.