now, while the US government might claim it's targetting al-Qaeda in
Syria, it will actually be a lot more interested fingering the Syrian
Army. What a trick to topple Bashar al-Assad.
Apparently Nouri al-Malki's days are numbered, not
because majority of the Iraqi politicians, including Shiias, want him
to quit (which they do), but because the United States has refused to "endorse" him.
The question is, all Iraqi political factions being infested with crummy office-seekers like Malki; who the heck will replace him to save Iraq?
Wrangling among the country's politicos could go on for
months to reach a consensus on a new leader, as suggested by NY Times. However the
other problem is, ISIS and its factions around Mosul and Tikrit won't
wait for months. They're in a hurry to advance south. By the time the
Iraqi politicians unanimously decide on a new PM, it could be the end of
the story not just for Malki but for all of them. While so much goes
on in Iraq, the US will probably be busy bombing Syrian government
installations with the cover story of chasing ISIS.