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Rohrabacher: Assistance to Maliki, No. Assistance to the Kurds, Yes.

Jun 13, 2014

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Friday released the following statement on the jihadist insurgency in Iraq:

“We should not give assistance, much less air strikes. The Maliki government was not grateful for the great sacrifices we’ve already given for Iraqis’ freedom and self-government. It has not proven to be our friend. However, we should do our best to help the Kurds because they have consistently shown themselves to be our friends.”

Three years ago this week Rohrabacher and his congressional delegation were expelled from Iraq by President Nuri al-Maliki when he called on the Iraqi government to find a way to repay the Americans for toppling the Saddam Hussein dictatorship.