Iraqi Prime Minister Confirms Assassination Attempt Against Him

Political instability in Iraq nearly became a reality earlier this week:

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister says a bombing in the Green Zone earlier this week was an assassination attempt against him.

During an interview with The Associated Press Saturday, Nouri al-Maliki said the parliament building or speaker also could have been targets but preliminary information suggests the bombers were trying to get him.

Al-Maliki says the bomb was supposed to go off when he visited parliament to address lawmakers but he wasn’t there at the time.

Thank goodness we’re getting the heck out of there at the end of the month.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.

Comments

  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Thank goodness we’re getting the heck out of there at the end of the month.

    Tomorrow would not be soon enough for me.