Hey, Maliki! how much more money and arms do you think you can get from those stupid infidels before we kick them out?
As I've said for a long time on these pages, the Shiite government we allowed to take over in Iraq is merely biding it's time before saying `thanks infidels, for your time and money - now get lost so we can bond with our jihad buddies in Iran.'
The latest evidence of this comes from Iran's ambassador to Iraq, who revealed that the Iranian government is is working on increased ties with the Maliki government, including military and economic ties.
This is probably what was being discussed with the Maliki government when they were meeting with the Iranians last month.
The Iranian ambassador announced, among other things, that Iran would soon open a national bank in Baghdad. An Iraqi banking official confirmed that Iran has received a license to open what would be the first "wholly owned subsidiary bank" of a foreign country in Iraq.
All the better and easier to fund Moqtada al Sadr, Iran's agents in Iraq and the other jihadi ventures.