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(The New York Times)   Iraq's al-Maliki to retire to spend more time with his remaining lifespan   (nytimes.com) divider line 67
    More: News, Mr. Maliki, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal, deadlocks, Iraq, Speaker of the House, American military, Dawa Party, Saddam Hussein  
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2014-08-14 04:38:14 PM  
Oh wow. That's interesting.
 
2014-08-14 05:03:00 PM  
MISC tag?  This shiat is news.
 
2014-08-14 05:23:04 PM  
About four years too late.
 
2014-08-14 05:33:04 PM  
Thanks for pissing off everyone in the country who didn't go for your brand of Islam, asshole.

This is the guy responsible for not signing the SOFA and then doing everything in his power to keep the country divided and weak and ripe for ISIS incursions.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.
 
2014-08-14 05:34:16 PM  
Nuri Kamal al-Ma... Nuri Kama... Mali... Not gonna work here anymore, anyway.
 
2014-08-14 05:43:50 PM  
In Iraq, that last step down from power is a doozy.
 
2014-08-14 05:50:07 PM  
So does this mean all those ISIS guys are going to pack up and go home?
 
2014-08-14 05:56:11 PM  

fusillade762: So does this mean all those ISIS guys are going to pack up and go home?


It means an increase in the likelihood that the US and other western allies will expand their support from just the Kurds fighting ISIS to the rest of Iraq fighting ISIS. Maliki stepping aside was a condition that the US had set before we would help. His non-inclusive government was hindering things in the region and making ISIS's job easier.
 
2014-08-14 06:01:56 PM  
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy....
 
2014-08-14 06:04:33 PM  
al-Maliki has been fired

out of a canon
 
2014-08-14 06:05:43 PM  

doyner: In Iraq, that last step down from power is a doozy.


You have to be careful not to lose your head.
 
2014-08-14 06:06:13 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-14 06:09:21 PM  

Anayalator: [upload.wikimedia.org image 515x384]


Thanks, Obama?
 
2014-08-14 06:09:49 PM  

Anayalator: [upload.wikimedia.org image 515x384]


Did Bush look deep into his eyes and get a sense of his soul too?
 
2014-08-14 06:11:34 PM  
img.fark.net

"I've screwed up my country so bad I'm going to be replaced by a black guy who isn't even a citizen!"

"Challenge accepted!"
 
2014-08-14 06:12:21 PM  

Boo_Guy: al-Maliki has been fired

out of a canon


img.fark.net


That's gotta hurt.
 
2014-08-14 06:12:44 PM  
The only way Iraq could be worse off right now is if Obama was president.

Of Iraq, that is.
 
2014-08-14 06:12:47 PM  
So, Obama's plan is working out fine.
 
2014-08-14 06:14:44 PM  
I hear Tikrit is nice this time of year.
 
2014-08-14 06:16:15 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Anayalator: [upload.wikimedia.org image 515x384]

Did Bush look deep into his eyes and get a sense of his soul too?


Maybe GeeDub can paint Malicky's portrait. You know, for his prezidential libary.
 
2014-08-14 06:17:35 PM  

way south: Boo_Guy: al-Maliki has been fired

out of a canon

[img.fark.net image 850x1041]


That's gotta hurt.


No, it's like what happened to this woman:
 
2014-08-14 06:17:43 PM  

Mike_LowELL: The only way Iraq could be worse off right now is if Obama was president.

Of Iraq, that is.


Imagine if their Parliament was like the current US House of Representatives. Nuking them is the only option.

The USHoR, that is.
 
2014-08-14 06:19:32 PM  

Mike_LowELL: The only way Iraq could be worse off right now is if Obama was president.

Of Iraq, that is.


God, that's a scary thought. Imagine that feckless, empty suit going around iron-fisting and bullying his rule all other that country.
 
2014-08-14 06:19:45 PM  

JayCab: way south: Boo_Guy: al-Maliki has been fired

out of a canon

[img.fark.net image 850x1041]


That's gotta hurt.

No, it's like what happened to this woman:


Dammit. Just imagine a picture of Mara Jade here.

/stupid linking fail
 
2014-08-14 06:20:40 PM  
Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

This whole clusterark is basically his fault.
 
2014-08-14 06:20:58 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-14 06:21:06 PM  

Mike_LowELL: The only way Iraq could be worse off right now is if Obama was president.

Of Iraq, that is.


static.gamespot.com

*rim shot*

Good one, Mike. Don't change a hair for us not if ya care for us! Yer a gem.
 
2014-08-14 06:21:45 PM  

Nick Nostril: Close2TheEdge: Anayalator: [upload.wikimedia.org image 515x384]

Did Bush look deep into his eyes and get a sense of his soul too?

Maybe GeeDub can paint Malicky's portrait. You know, for his prezidential libary.


For full credit, it's prezidenshul
 
2014-08-14 06:22:38 PM  

theorellior: Don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

This whole clusterark is basically his fault.


Are we still talking about Maliki?
 
2014-08-14 06:23:13 PM  

Anayalator: [upload.wikimedia.org image 515x384]


Bush mentored the guy. He was a nobody before he was president. No political background.
 
2014-08-14 06:25:18 PM  
Don't let the door hit you on the assalamalekem on the way out, asshole.
 
2014-08-14 06:27:51 PM  
If Obama calls you a 'polarizing figure', he must be like level 3,293 level Polarization.
 
2014-08-14 06:30:20 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Did Bush look deep into his eyes and get a sense of his soul too?


Hey, just for the lulz, imagine if Putin and al-Maliki swapped jobs!
 
2014-08-14 06:30:37 PM  

way south: Boo_Guy: al-Maliki has been fired

out of a canon

[img.fark.net image 850x1041]


That's gotta hurt.


I'm going to pretend i meant to do that and say;

Yea,  damn right it did!

/hopefully there are no copies of what he did to come
//this sets the toner for peace in Iraq
///his reasons for staying were paper thin
////sorry
 
2014-08-14 06:32:41 PM  
Meanwhile, in Mississippi


cdn.thewire.com

can you imagine that a dude who wanted to be a genocidal despot is going to stamp his feet in court because he lost, fair and square, and the guy from Iraq says "farkit"
 
2014-08-14 06:35:19 PM  

RevCarter: Don't let the door hit you on the assalamalekem on the way out, asshole.


I used to be President of Iraq like you, then I took an ISIS in the assalamalekem.

I had a bad feeling when Hillary quit the state department. Just saying.
 
2014-08-14 06:36:34 PM  
That's good news, maybe they can make some headway for once. It would be nice for the Iragis to be able to live without always having to wonder where the next car bomb is.
 
2014-08-14 06:38:43 PM  
...and becomes the newest member of Obama's cabinet in 3...2...1...
 
2014-08-14 06:41:58 PM  

Boo_Guy: al-Maliki has been fired

out of a canon


mybhi.org
 
2014-08-14 06:43:36 PM  
FTFA: Mr. Abadi, according to the constitution, has 30 days from the time of his appointment Monday to form a new government. During that time, Mr. Maliki remains the caretaker prime minister and the commander in chief of the military.

Glad to see al-Maliki finally chose to abide by Iraq's constitutional rules of succession.
 
2014-08-14 06:44:21 PM  

Killer Cars: Mike_LowELL: The only way Iraq could be worse off right now is if Obama was president.

Of Iraq, that is.

God, that's a scary thought. Imagine that feckless, empty suit going around iron-fisting and bullying his rule all other that country.

Not to mention the cracker-eating.
 
2014-08-14 06:44:32 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: ...and becomes the newest member of Obama's cabinet in 3...2...1...


Where was the joke in that?
 
2014-08-14 06:45:21 PM  

MrBallou: Imagine if their Parliament was like the current US House of Representatives. Nuking them is the only option.


I do not see what issues you have with our House of Representatives.  I think the Tea Party has helped to bring stability and order to the institution.

Killer Cars: God, that's a scary thought. Imagine that feckless, empty suit going around iron-fisting and bullying his rule all other that country.


It will be a hilarious sight.  Taxbongo will be walking down the streets of Baghdad, raising taxes on the poor grocers who are just trying to make their way through life.  And then, without warning, the terrorists will attack.  Or, that's what everyone thinks.  "Taxbongo!", they will say, "I learned everything I need to know about being a terrorist from you!"  Then Taxbongo and the terrorists will dance like they are in one of those Bollywood films.  It will be a hilarious sight.

quatchi: Good one, Mike. Don't change a hair for us not if ya care for us! Yer a gem.


Thank you.  Do not worry, I have no intention of changing.  I will never stop, ever, until liberals have been shown the error of their ways.  Maybe they'll finally admit that getting us into Iraq was a mistake.
 
2014-08-14 06:49:41 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Killer Cars: Mike_LowELL: The only way Iraq could be worse off right now is if Obama was president.

Of Iraq, that is.

God, that's a scary thought. Imagine that feckless, empty suit going around iron-fisting and bullying his rule all other that country.
Not to mention the cracker-eating.


But if he declared himself dictator and sole ruler of Iraq, he would technically own the place, making his method of cracker eating appropriate.

The defense rests.
 
2014-08-14 06:50:14 PM  
www.bradblog.com

Good to see him finally get the boot.
 
2014-08-14 06:55:50 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: ...and becomes the newest member of Obama's cabinet in 3...2...1...


you're not even trying anymore man.
 
2014-08-14 07:03:23 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: jehovahs witness protection: ...and becomes the newest member of Obama's cabinet in 3...2...1...

you're not even trying anymore man.


Appears the 4% of people that still can't see Obama is a miserable failure, are here..
 
2014-08-14 07:13:02 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Thank you.  Do not worry, I have no intention of changing.  I will never stop, ever, until liberals have been shown the error of their ways.  Maybe they'll finally admit that getting us into Iraq was a mistake.


It has long been prophecised that there would be one who would rise up and come unto Fark and tutor the unbelieving libtards in the ways of righteousness until they all decried their libby way with a great wailing and gnashing of teeth.

I believe you may very well be that one.

*Lion King music*
 
2014-08-14 07:15:02 PM  

olderbudnoweiser: Good to see him finally get the boot.


Maybe the boot flinger should be president of Iraq.
 
2014-08-14 07:17:24 PM  
Mele Kalikimaka o/` o/` o/` o/`
 
2014-08-14 07:18:58 PM  
Should the US give refuge to its displaced puppet? What's the worst that could happen?

iranian.com

Let's never speak of this again.
 
2014-08-14 07:28:41 PM  
He should move to Ferguson, Mo.
 
2014-08-14 07:41:16 PM  
The important thing is that everything America touches turns fundy, and it sucks to be a woman in one of the "liberated" places.
 
2014-08-14 07:47:10 PM  

Boo_Guy: al-Maliki has been fired

out of a canon


"I can see my house from hereeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
 
2014-08-14 07:51:07 PM  
Actually, he's lucky to retire...the typical way Middle Eastern leaders leave their job is not so hot.

I'm sure he hopes to actually enjoy his retirement.
But, I'm sure that they'll figure out some corruption he did and arrest him.

So, enjoy retirement while you can, sir.
 
2014-08-14 07:56:05 PM  

ghare: So, Obama's plan is working out fine.


In the sense of "shooting a bullet hole and drawing a bull's-eye around it", yes.
 
2014-08-14 08:00:09 PM  

Mouser: ghare: So, Obama's plan is working out fine.

In the sense of "shooting a bullet hole and drawing a bull's-eye around it", yes.


Obama and the State Dept. have been calling for the replacement of Maliki for a while, but ramped things up and made it clearer last week. When asked for help against ISIS, the response was that it would not be provided until Maliki stepped aside and allowed for a more inclusive government. To twist the knife further, we started helping the Kurds instead.

Maliki could have attempted a coup and farked the whole situation even more. Instead, the guy that was hand-picked by Bush and the CIA is going quietly, and Obama is getting what he wanted. Period.
 
2014-08-14 08:02:47 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Obama and the State Dept. have been calling for the replacement of Maliki for a while, but ramped things up and made it clearer last week. When asked for help against ISIS, the response was that it would not be provided until Maliki stepped aside and allowed for a more inclusive government. To twist the knife further, we started helping the Kurds instead.

Maliki could have attempted a coup and farked the whole situation even more. Instead, the guy that was hand-picked by Bush and the CIA is going quietly, and Obama is getting what he wanted. Period.


Yeah, but you have to admit, there's got to be a different way that Obama could have done it better, and therefore this is a complete failure?

(No, I offer no specifics on what should or could have been done differently).
 
2014-08-14 08:09:22 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: fusillade762: So does this mean all those ISIS guys are going to pack up and go home?

It means an increase in the likelihood that the US and other western allies will expand their support from just the Kurds fighting ISIS to the rest of Iraq fighting ISIS. Maliki stepping aside was a condition that the US had set before we would help. His non-inclusive government was hindering things in the region and making ISIS's job easier.


Nobody will be able to put that rotten egg, Iraq, back together again. The Kurds would be retarded to have anything to do with a settlement that offers less than compete autonomy (separate statehood) and the Sunnis are on the side of the Caliphate. The rump shiite Iraq will begin about 10 miles from Fallujah and the new Warlord of the shiites would be better described as the Mayor of Baghdad (If he can hold that with help from Iran,) If he can't hold Baghdad and still survives he'll be the Mayor of Basra.
 
2014-08-14 08:21:24 PM  
Well, maybe Bush's ranch has an extra room or two so they can be bunkies...
 
2014-08-14 08:40:45 PM  
Too little, too late.

/looks forward to Greater Kurdistan
 
2014-08-14 09:33:02 PM  

quatchi: Thanks for pissing off everyone in the country who didn't go for your brand of Islam, asshole.

This is the guy responsible for not signing the SOFA and then doing everything in his power to keep the country divided and weak and ripe for ISIS incursions.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


Isn't that sad? Gee, that's sad.
 
2014-08-15 01:17:51 AM  

TheOther: Should the US give refuge to its displaced puppet? What's the worst that could happen?

[iranian.com image 460x737]

Let's never speak of this again.


Wait, I thought Grand Moff Tarkin died onboard the Death Star.
 
2014-08-15 08:09:26 AM  
Maliki does Abadi good.
 
2014-08-15 12:49:26 PM  
On this morning's Metro ride in, Mrs Nuisance and I were playing the Over/Under on how long it will take him to hightail it to another country and what that country might be.

She went for "within two weeks" and "Dubai".

I went for "within one week" and "Monaco".  (Since they have a track record of taking in well-heeled, disgraced former rulers.)

We shall see.
 
2014-08-15 01:28:32 PM  

Yet another Bush mess that Obama's forced to clean up.

 
2014-08-16 01:32:01 AM  

Deucednuisance: On this morning's Metro ride in, Mrs Nuisance and I were playing the Over/Under on how long it will take him to hightail it to another country and what that country might be.

She went for "within two weeks" and "Dubai".

I went for "within one week" and "Monaco".  (Since they have a track record of taking in well-heeled, disgraced former rulers.)

We shall see.


Two bucks on Dubai...
 
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