Sunday, July 13, 2014

Truest statement of the week

Having ignored Iraq since 2009, the Obama team is now desperately trying to devise a way to prevent its total collapse -- and to roll back the jihadi state newly established on a third of Iraqi territory.

The only slim hope of doing either requires the ouster of the leader whom the United States has backed for nearly a decade, Iraq's paranoid prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki. 

--  Trudy Rubin, "To save Iraq, dump al-Maliki"  (San Jose Mercury News).

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