Sunday, October 01, 2006

America partly to blame for Iraqi sectarian violence says Khalilzad

U.S. ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad said that "the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 was partly responsible for the violence engulfing Iraq, creating a 'moral responsibility' for the United States to remain in the country to help solve the Sunni-Shiite bloodletting.
'They need our help,' he said. 'These circumstances have, in part, to do with the fact that we came in here.' "

source
The Washington Post. U.S. Envoy Says Iraqi Premier Has Short Time to Quell Violence. September 30, 2006.

related posting
Most Iraqis want America to leave; Many feel America is causing violence as excuse to stay. September 28, 2006.

posted: sunday, october 1, 2006, 5:15 AM ET

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