So. Conservative Kurdish PM, who will surely have his own countrymen's desire for independence in mind (which would completely destabilize the entire region, seeing as how an independent Kurdistan would take chunks of Iraq, Iran, and Turkey); conservative Shiite president (al-Jaafari) with close ties to al-Sistani -- and thus, the Iranian moo-lahs; resurgence of rebel clerics like al-Sadr, whose political juice had been thought to be largely squeezed several months ago, drawing a record crowd; and a seething, demographically young and pissed-off populace, wanting us to get the fuck out now.
Wait till they find out about the 14 permanent bases we've built. This is going to get uglier before it gets any better.
Meanwhile, Vacation Boy continues with clearing an apparently endless expanse of brush, while he schemes as to how to appoint one of his household pets to replace the ineluctably corrupt Tom DeLay, who is about to have to return to his former occupation as Dale Gribble.
Message to Dear Leader: Suppose you get your stupid ass back to work already, and find a way to give real regular folks a break on the gas they have to put in their cars to get to work. This is bullshit, asshole. You haven't earned the right to vacation time yet. Start earning your keep, chop chop.