One of the few positives to come out of Barry O's election: getting to step up and takes whacks at his idiot of a vice-president:
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki took issue with the new U.S. administration on Tuesday, calling Vice President Joe Biden's criticism of the slow pace of reform in Iraq "out of date."Yeah, just what the Iraqi government needs right now: criticism. Right after a peaceful election that saw hundreds of thousands of Iraqi's vote against sectarian parties while showing major support for Prime Minister Maliki's administration. Granted, we Americans are used to the idiocy that often comes out of Joe Biden's mouth, but that was when he was a Senator from Delaware, which made it all-too-easy to put him on 'Ignore'. Now that Biden's the VP, people have no choice but to pay attention and listen, proving once again that Barry O's penchant for making bad choices actually started pretty early on.
Before leaving Washington last week to deliver a major foreign policy speech in Germany, Biden chided Baghdad for failing to settle disputes over the city of Kirkuk and to enact a law dividing oil revenue, among other issues.
"I think our administration is going to have to be very deeply involved. We are going to have to get in there and be much more aggressive in forcing them to deal with these issues," Biden said.
Asked about Biden's remarks on Tuesday, Maliki, an increasingly assertive leader whose followers won surprise victories in provincial elections last month, fired back.
"I believe talk about applying pressure on the Iraqi government or taking hard measures against it no longer works," he said at a news conference in Baghdad with visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy."Such speech is out of date, because the government of Iraq knows its responsibilities and acts accordingly in a strong way."