Iraq's Maliki Refuses To Go: Says Only He Has The "Right To Represent State", Accuses US Of Intervening

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And it was going so well until Joe Biden called. Moments ago the PM who refuses to hand in his resignation spoke to the nation in a TV address. In short: he isn't going anywhere.

From Bloomberg:

  • MALIKI SAYS AL-ABADI NOMINATION IS LEGALLLY WORTHLESS
  • MALIKI SAYS IRAQ FACES A SERIOUS CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION
  • MALIKI SAYS U.S. STATE DEPT. TOOK SIDE OF THOSE VIOLATING LAW
  • MALIKI SAYS NO ONE BUT HIM HAS RIGHT TO REPRESENT STATE, DAWA
  • MALIKI SAY PEOPLE, SECURITY FORCES ARE IN A HOLY BATTLE

And the punchline:

  • IRAQ'S MALIKI SAYS "WE WILL FIX MISTAKE" AFTER UNCONSTITUTIONAL NOMINATION OF NEW PM

And from Al Arabiya:

In short, another US foreign intervention success story (and yes, Obama is to thank for this latest crisis because as the Daily Beast reports, the current PM is effectively yet another US puppet. Just like Maliki was until the US decided it no longer had any use for him).

Oh well, time for more phone calls, hash tags, red lines and humanitarian bombings.