"While some on Capitol Hill aren't shy about saying (al-Maliki's) days as the Iraqi leader should come to an end, at the White House it's more of a whisper."Wait, isn't regime change in Iraq how we got into this mess in the first place?
We just can't resist meddling with governments in the Middle East. It's like Lucy and Charlie Brown and the football: Some political cartoonist needs to draw a dude in stereotypical Arabic garb teeing up a little football-sized dictator for a charging Uncle Sam to kick.
We seem to be getting our checklist out of order this time, though... Isn't Diem supposed to get toppled at the beginning of the war, not the end?