DIPLOMACY….It’s virtually impossible to ever get Arab states to agree on anything, but it looks like we’ve finally succeeded:
Calling the U.S. and British troops in Iraq an “occupying” force, foreign ministers from the eight surrounding nations declared that they “do not intend to accept any interference in the internal affairs of Iraq” and warned the U.S. against exploiting Iraq’s oil resources except under the direction of a legitimate Iraqi government.
In an unusual show of unity that marked the first regional forum after the Iraq war, nations as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran unanimously called on U.S.-led forces to withdraw from Iraq as soon as an Iraqi government is established. They also rallied to Syria’s defense against any threatened sanctions by the U.S.
George W. Bush: he’s a uniter, not a divider.