BAGHDAD -- In what may be one of the harshest complaints against the war and President George W. Bush, the top U.S. diplomat in Iraq released a statement on Monday, in which he accused Bush of "fomenting" chaos in Iraq.
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad suggested that Bush was focusing on Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons in an effort to distract the world from his "meddling" in Iraq.
"It may be ... that the occupation of Iraq is getting more serious and difficult for the Bush administration, [and] they're trying to divert attention from that issue by getting themselves involved in things that are frankly none of their business," Khalilzad told reporters in a press conference inside of the Green Zone. "I think President Bush's role has became that of dictator, and war criminal."
The U.S. official announced that he is severing all ties with Project for the New American Century, and repudiated the organization for being a bunch of mass-murdering crooks and liars. He also accused the Bush family of being part of a "vast criminal syndicate," and blamed them for having armed Saddam Hussein and Iran with WMDs in the first place.
"The geopolitics of the Bush administration is meant to advance neoconservative hegemony around the world," Khalilzad said forcefully. "This war must be brought to an immediate end."
The Ambassador's remarks were unusually sharp for actually working in the Bush administration himself. Tradition has been for U.S. diplomats to remain neutral on political issues. Instead, they have just used abstractions to describe some of the effects of policy, rather than discussing the actual policies.
U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad was more than willing to express his feelings about the Bush administration on Monday.
Calling on Iraqis to resist the U.S. led occupation, Zalmay Khalilzad said, "It is time for Iraqis to stand up, and become men and women again, by not groveling on their knees before the Bush's proxies in the military."
Ambassador Khalilzad also called for the impeachment of President Bush. "Congress must stand up and become a body of statesmen again. Statesmen would exert all power and influence to bring about the prompt impeachment of President Bush," said Khalilzad.
"Right now, Congress is behaving like a bunch of criminal lapdogs for the Bush administration. Empty suits and proxies of Bush," said a beleaguered Khalilzad.
Sentiment in Iraq seems to moving towards Zalmay Khalilzad, as several local councils have passed resolutions calling for the indictment of President George Bush.
"That is encouraging news. It is the one thing that gives me hope in the land of despair," said Khalilzad.