While President Bush was questioned harshly about using "Presidential Patronage" when he claimed to see the soul of Putin through his eyes, there was an inherent benefit. Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, fawning over Iran is unacceptable.
Al-Maliki was also quoted by Iranian state media as praising Iran's "constructive" role in "fighting terrorism" in Iraq - a statement that Bush moved swiftly to publicly contradict.
"If the signal is that Iran is constructive, I will have to have a heart to heart with my friend the prime minister because I do not believe they are," Bush told a White House news conference.
Threatening that there won't be peace in Iraq until U.S. Forces leave, Ahmadinejad states....
Did that last statement sound like he feels Iran is at war with the United States? Sounds like it to me!
"Iran and Iraq both have heavy responsibilities to bring about peace and security in the region.
"The situation in the region today, including Iraq, is very sensitive. Tehran considers the future of the region to be dependent on the victory in Iraq."