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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

The race from Uncle Sam

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 ...

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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)

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 from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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