Boo_Guy: al-Maliki has been firedout of a canon
ghare: So, Obama's plan is working out fine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yet another Bush mess that Obama's forced to clean up.
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.
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