As promised a quick post since I wasn't able to blog last night (Blogger wouldn't let me log in and check Marcia's post because she made it in but it wouldn't let her post what she wrote last night until this morning).
If you read this AP article, you will find that Nouri al-Maliki's kangaroo court made the call he wanted, Iraq's Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi is guilty, they insist, of terrorism.
Based upon what? They provide no evidence. Read C.I.'s snapshot later today because I was on the phone with her for about 10 minutes and she had all these points about this news. They're strong ones too. I'm not going to pirate them from her. But read her snapshot later today.
Right now, just grasp that the Iraqi judiciary just made itself into the world's biggest joke. They're nothing but puppets for Nouri.
And for those who say "Well maybe the guy's guilty," you need to read the snapshot today because guilt actually doesn't matter. C.I. will explain how Nouri & company screwed up royally.
For the record, I doubt he's guilty. Nouri, on the other hand, has been running death squads since at least 2006. Remember, enough Iraqis wanted to be free of him in 2010 but Barack Obama wouldn't honor their desire and he backed Nouri allowing the thug to remain prime minister despite Nouri's political slate coming in second in the elections.