Congratulations?

Joe Biden called the new Iraqi prime minister designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him.  Really?  It feels more as if condolences would be in order.  Who the hell would want to be prime minister of Iraq?  Really, people, there are easier ways to fill your Swiss bank account.

Meanwhile Maliki is pulling a Dream Girls-style “and I’m telling you that I’m not going…”