Who’s The Puppet Now, Bitch?

From Holden:

Iraqi Prime Minister al-Jaafari did not appreciate the empty threats of the US ambassador.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari angrily dismissed on Tuesday U.S. warnings to shun sectarianism in the country’s new government, saying Iraqis would not accept interference in their affairs.

Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, who echoed the U.S. call for a government of national unity in Iraq, the normally calm and diplomatic Jaafari said Iraq knew its own best interests.

“When someone asks us whether we want a sectarian government the answer is ’no we do not want a sectarian government’ — not because the U.S. ambassador says so or issues a warning,” he told a news conference.

“We do not need anybody to remind us, thank you.”