Well, this is rather alarming; via Vox:
The Iraqi political system is in crisis, with the country’s parliament electing a new prime minister to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is so far refusing to leave office. It’s not clear whether or how Maliki, who has taken an increasingly authoritarian turn during his eight years as Iraq’s leader, might try to cling to power.
Recall that this is the situation McCain and Graham are urging the US to go in all bull-in-a-China-shop. We’ve dodged so many bullets — literally and metaphorically — since 2008.
Please feel free to discuss whatever.
ETA: President Obama will be making a statement on the political developments in Iraq any minute now. You can watch a live stream here.