Både den irakiske nasjonalforsamlingen og regjeringen er forbannet på arabiske naboland, som ikke har vist noe tegn på sorg eller medfølelse med de over 1.000 som ble drept sist uke.
Arabiske ledere klager over den ny grunnloven. De er fornærmet over at det ikke står noe sted at Irak er et arabisk land.
De vil gjerne ha Irak med, men gjør lite for det, mener irakiske ledere.
With the chamber, dominated by majority Shi’ite Muslims and non-Arab Kurds, clad largely in funereal black, the undertone of sectarian and ethnic tension with the U.S.-backed government’s Sunni Muslim-ruled Arab neighbours was evident.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari stepped into the fray later by holding up the sympathy expressed by Iraqi Sunnis for the disaster during a Shi’ite religious festival as a lesson to Arab governments whose relations with Baghdad re2_kommentar cool.
“Qatar felt sorry for those who were killed by Katrina, which is indeed sad, and sent them $100 million. Other countries did so too. But why is it that the Iraqi people are getting killed everyday but none of these countries says a word,” Jalal al-Deen al-Sagheer, a cleric and prominent Shi’ite member, said.
“What Iraqis have shown … is a transparent, great and clear message to some Arab countries who did not stand by us.” Sa statsminister Jafaari.(reuters)