Maliki steps down in Iraq

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Good news: Iraqi prime minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has agreed to step down as per the legal demands of the country’s government.

Maliki was a poor and weak ruler who even tried to engineer a coup when the government decided to legally remove him. He has found that the army wants to support the rule of law (something we might have taught them) and would not back him in his coup attempt. He is now gone, and maybe the new leadership in Iraq, chosen legally, can unify the country in its battle against the Islamic fascists that are attacking them from Syria.


One comment

  • Cotour

    You have to ask the question: Did he leave because he feared for his life if he did not leave or was his initial resistance to leaving an attempt at extorting a nice consolation prize and retirement fund from the U.S. ? 10 or 20 million here or there can grease the wheels of “progress” when necessary, if you can make the deal. Did he have that kind of leverage?

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