"The Iraqi prime minister is an anti-Semite," the Democratic leader [Dean] told a gathering of business leaders in Florida. "We don't need to spend $200 and $300 and $500 billion bringing democracy to Iraq to turn it over to people who believe that Israel doesn't have a right to defend itself and who refuse to condemn Hezbollah."
I'm sort of with the RNC on this one: "It is incredibly troubling that Howard Dean would seek to score cheap political points by attacking the democratically elected prime minister of Iraq."
link to news.yahoo.com
So much for the Democrats. What's really bugging me, apart from the obvious hypocrisy, is that I'm assuming PM Maliki is of Arab descent, which makes him a Semite. Thus, accusing him of anti-Semitism seems ignorant as well as ridiculous.