That Didn’t Take Long

The Corner realizes who al-Dawa is:

As I’ve mentioned before, Maliki, of the Shiite Dawa Party which opposed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq in the first place, has long-standing ties to Iran and Syria — and has expressed support for Hezbollah. 

For what it’s worth, I can’t find any instance of McCarthy mentioning it before. But just wait until the figure out who ISCI is.

And then, amazingly, McCarthy compounds it:

In fact, Maliki’s major observation about American troops, other than that he wants them out of Iraq “as soon as possible,” is that he wants the power to prosecute them for “offences or crimes committed by US soldiers against our population” — a major sticking point in negotiations over a status of forces agreement. 

The ostensible head of an ostensibly sovereign state doesn’t want blanket immunity from prosecution from a foreign army in his, supposedly, sovereign territory? My God Batman! What’s next, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches? In either way, I think McCarthy might have just stumbled on why Maliki isn’t so thrilled with the US military at the moment.