Sunday, July 08, 2007

No-Confidence Vote?

No, it's not for Attorney General Gonzales or any of the other hapless Bush administration keystone cops. According to CBS News, "on July 15, [Iraqi leaders] plan to ask for a no-confidence vote in the Iraqi parliament as the first step to bringing down the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki."

No-confidence vote? Hey, that's something. In Vietnam, we just had these guys assassinated.

If this does indeed come to pass, no one can honestly predict what will follow. Based on our record there, I'll assume nothing spectacular. Who even knows how much influence the U.S. has over the Iraqi government at this point, but I can't see the Bushies letting them appoint someone even more beholden to radicals, if they can help it. Of course, my definition of 'radical' varies from theirs considerably.

Moreover, expect any change in government to be followed by exasperations from the Bush administration on how we really can't withdraw now, because our overstretched occupation military has to babysit help secure the new government in their transition.

And the beat goes on...


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