Maliki Government In Last Throws, Protects Rapists
By: Mark W Adams

I know, when the going gets tough ... yadda, yadda...

I'll tell you what folks -- NOBODY VOTED FOR THIS:

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fired a top Sunni official who had called for an international investigation into the rape allegations leveled by a Sunni Arab woman against three members of the Shiite-dominated security forces.

A statement by al-Maliki's office gave no reason in announcing the dismissal of Ahmed Abdul-Ghafour al-Samaraie, head of the Sunni Endowments. Al-Samaraie, whose organization cares for Sunni mosques and shrines in Iraq, had joined other prominent Sunnis in criticizing the government's handling of the case. (…)

Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, the chief U.S. military spokesman, said the woman was admitted to a U.S.-run medical facility Sunday and was released the next day. He refused to divulge details of her medical treatment or examination for privacy reasons, and said she left the hospital with her medical reports.

Caldwell also told reporters that Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, ordered an inquiry into the case and appointed an investigating officer who already has begun collecting information on the allegations.
Maliki absolved the accused men less than a day after accusations were raising, claiming that Sabrine's medical examination showed no evidence of sexualt assault. This, however, contradicts NYT reporting, which cites the nurse who examined Sabrine immediately after the incident as saying that her body displayed evidence of physical and sexual abuse.
Protecting rapists is not what we are sending out children to die for. THIS is not what we are bankrupting our treasury for.

The word "outrage" seems inadequate. We cannot possibly be expected to support an Iraqi government that won't even permit a rape investigation to go forward.


The writing is on the wall now. In any kind of accountable, representative government, this would be the end of the Prime Minister's career.

There is every possibility that is will be the end of the Iraqi government. If there is any justice in the world, it will be. Maliki and all who follow him no longer have any moral authority whatsoever.