President Obama today praised the nomination of Iraqi lawmaker Haider al-Abadi to be prime minister, apparently satisfied that al-Abadi is NOT al-Maliki, whom the United States has been working to depose.
“This is an important step towards forming a new government that can unite Iraq’s different communities,” Obama declared during a statement in Martha’s Vineyard.
Maliki, who no doubt will be sentenced to be eaten alive by hyenas if he loses his grip on power – places like Iraq don’t normally provide ex-leaders lifetime security details and nine-figure speaking tours – claimed the selection is unconstitutional. Now, I’m not an Iraqi Constitutional scholar, but looking at things, I’m not too sure he’s incorrect.
But Obama, who long ago demonstrated that the United States is more than willing to interfere in the affairs of other nations at the highest level to get the leaders he prefers, I’m sure couldn’t be any more concerned with constitutional processes in Iraq than he is in the United States.