Iraqi Leader Lashes Out at U.S. Critics
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
The Associated Press
Sunday, August 26, 2007; 5:23 PM
In an interview with Newsweek magazine, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, who visited Iraq this month, said he told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that al-Maliki [an ostensible head of an ostensibly sovereign state] has "got to be replaced."
Al-Maliki said the Iraqi government would demand an apology. [But did not demand one himself as himself nor on behalf of the Iraqi government.]