The United States has thrown its weight behind Iraqi president Fuad Masum after he was accused by prime minister Nouri al-Maliki of violating the constitution.
As security forces massed in the capital Baghdad, the under-pressure Maliki made the surprise announcement on state television on Sunday night that he would be filing a complaint against Masum.
But US state department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement: “The United States fully supports president Fuad Masum in his role as guarantor of the Iraqi constitution.
The US is likely the impetus behind the slow-rolling coup to get Maliki out of office. Obama is desparate to try out his notion that the barbarian savages of ISIL will turn back into good little sheep just as soon as Maliki stops “persecuting” them.
This is an even stupider proposition than Bush’s notion that turning Iraq into a “democracy” would solve the ills of the Middle East and defeat the threat of Muslim terrorism aimed at us.