Oh, are they on edge?
Oh, that is so sad.
I do not give a damn if they are on edge. In fact, I hope they are so worried that they cannot sleep.
This is their problem.
The people of Iraq turned out to vote in March 2010. They went up against Nouri al-Maliki and voted for Iraqiya. That was the winning slate.
But the White House decided that the wishes of the Iraqi people did not matter and so they ended up backing Mr. Maliki for a second term.
Now he is the new Saddam Hussein and that is on them.
The people said no to Nouri al-Maliki. That was their message.
But they were betrayed by the White House.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: