“Now say ‘How high?,’ Nouri, come on, ‘How high?’ When I tell you to jump, that’s what I want to hear, capisce?”
Little did Noah Feldman and his ilk realize that when they so fervently propounded blue-thumbed Iraqi democracy, that the apparent Shi’ite enthusiasm for Jeffersonianism would come to this. “President Ahmadinejad Says Iran Ready to Fill Power Vacuum in Iraq,” from AP (thanks to all who sent this in):
TEHRAN, Iran “” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Tuesday that a power vacuum is imminent in Iraq and said that Iran was ready to help fill the gap.
“The political power of the occupiers is collapsing rapidly,” Ahmadinejad said at a press conference in Tehran, referring to U.S. troops in Iraq. “Soon, we will see a huge power vacuum in the region. Of course, we are prepared to fill the gap, with the help of neighbors and regional friends like Saudi Arabia, and with the help of the Iraqi nation.”
Yes, watch for him to get very chummy with the Saudis.