Can you blame him?
He is the Sunni vice president of Iraq. Nouri al-Maliki is declaring him a terrorist and trying to railroad him. If Nouri's successful, the best al-Hashimi's looking at is life in prison. Worst? Death. He can be put to death. If Nouri's courts do Nouri's bidding as usual.
Now if things were weird last week(see "When Arianna Loved Newt starring Cybill Shepherd a...") with Newt Gingrich and Arianna Huffington, it just got more bizarre. POLITICO quotes Arianna stating she would like to clone Newt several times over. Arianna has some weird fantasies.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"