Here's a new sweepstakes: Who do you think is running away from the United States government faster, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki or Afghan President Karzai? Right now, Karzai is four lengths in front. But I think Maliki might catch up later this year or early next. He runs well on a muddy track.
(HT to Mr. S. Attackerman)
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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.