Friday, June 29, 2012

Comfortingly Normal

A political crisis in Iraq is underway. Is the prime minister calling out the tanks to surround the presidential palace and unleashing security thugs to kill and arrest opposition?

No, he threatens to call early parliamentary elections:

"When the other side refuses to sit at the table of dialogue and insists on the policy of provoking successive crises in a way that causes serious damage to the supreme interests of the Iraqi people, the prime minister found himself forced to call for early elections," said the statement on Maliki's website.

How ... normal. Well, for your parliamentary types it is normal, anyway. So I make allowances.

What a far cry from dropping people in shredders.

May all political disputes be handled this way.