Iraqi PM al-Maliki told Lara Logan of CBS Evening News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that he has a real fear of a coup by the Iraqi army. ~Raw Story
“The Korean model is one in which the United States provides a security presence, but you’ve had the development of a successful democracy in South Korea over a period of years, and, therefore, the United States is there as a force of stability,” Snow told reporters. ~Reuters
Maybe the White House is thinking of these Iraqi army coup plotters as the local version of Chun Doo-hwan? Fred Kaplan expresses his disbelief at the unending ignorance on display in this administration. Yglesias is also fairly baffled.