Summer Vacation! No more fatwas! No more books! No more American Soldier’s dirty looks!

Bush Moron

Iraqi parliament’s vacation criticised

Published: July 14, 2007, 23:31

Washington: The White House appeared resigned to the fact that the Iraqi parliament is going to take August off, even though it has just eight weeks to show progress on military, political and economic benchmarks prescribed by the United States.

“My understanding is at this juncture they’re going to take August off, but, you know, they may change their minds,” White House press secretary Tony Snow said on Friday. “You know, it’s 54 degree Celsius [130 degrees Fahrenheit] in Baghdad in August,” he said, sympathetically.

Snow was reminded that US troops will be continuing to fight throughout August in the heat. “You know, that’s a good point,” Snow said.

Last month, the Iraqi parliament decided to cancel the first month of a two-month summer vacation supposed to start on July 1, in order to take up legislation, including a new law governing the oil industry.

The vacation plans have been repeatedly criticised by US lawmakers. But the US Congress will be on vacation from August 3 to September 4, if it sticks to current plans.

How can anyone defend keeping our troops there any longer?


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