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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 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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