You speak of respecting "their" political system yet Al Maliki seems to be the wrong horse for you, what's up with that?
I respect you serving our country but in this discussion I would appreciate that you defend your point or put substance in your argument rather than tell us about your deployment and how little choice you have in that. If you want to fish for an opinion, then, give one!
I am a Captain in the United States Army and have been working in Iraq as an Advisor to the Iraqi Army for 1 year and now working to provide supply and services to Military Advisors working with Iraqi Security Forces.
I personally did not choose Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the representatives that serve in the Iraqi Parliament that were voted by the people of Iraq chose him.
Thank you for your compliments about my service to our nation, but I disagree with your above statement because no one forced me to come to Iraq.
I volunteered in April of 2006 to work as an Advisor to the Iraqi Army. I was injured in June 2006 and in February 2007. I was sent to Landstuhl, Germany for treatment and was given the choice to goto a treatment facility in the United States, but chose to return to Iraq and serve an additional year. I volunteered to stay and help provide supply and services to Military Advisors working with Iraqi Security Forces.
When I posted this topic I was not looking to "fish for an opinion", I read this article on Google news and posted it here on the Benzworld forum to share it with other members.
In a democracy, if there is corruption there are check and balances within a government to combat them, but here in Iraq this young democracy is having alot of issues which brings us back to Representative Henry A. Waxman statement "Is Maliki's corruption worth American lives?"?
James Van Thach