Praise to Allah for George Bush!
Over at Whiskey Bar, Billmon tells us who is happy with the way things are going in Iraq.
"A senior Iranian cleric welcomed on Friday the establishment of an Islamic republic in Iraq and hailed the country’s new constitution as one based on “Islamic precepts.”
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who heads the powerful ultra-conservative Guardian Council, told worshippers in Tehran’s Friday prayers, “Fortunately, after years of effort and expectations in Iraq, an Islamic state has come to power and the constitution has been established on the basis of Islamic precepts.”
“We must congratulate the Iraqi people and authorities for this victory,” he said.
Jannati, who is a top confidant of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that all justice-seeking counties of the world “have no model other than the Islamic revolution in Iran to turn to.”
So this is what we are fighting for in Iraq? To earn the praise of hard line Islamists in Iran?
No constitution. No piece of paper with words on it will bring Iraq together as a country. So, America's best are dying so that Iraq can fragment along sectarian and religious fault lines and Iranian ayatollahs can observe the triumph of Islamic extremism and complement its authors.
Chief among those authors - George W. Bush.