The main Sunni Arab political bloc quit the Iraqi cabinet on Wednesday, plunging the government into crisis on a day when suicide bombers killed more than 70 people with massive strikes in the capital.
The Sunni Accordance Front said its five cabinet members and deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zobaie would resign from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.
"This is probably the most serious political crisis we have faced since the passage of the constitution. If unresolved the implications are grave," the remaining deputy prime minister, Barhim Salih, a Kurd, told Reuters.
But hey! No worries, y'all. There's no civil war in Iraq. It's all the al-Qaida terrorists, trying to drive out the Americans and anyone friendly to the Americans. The government there is just fine. The Shiites, Kurds, and Sunnis all love each other. We just need to keep workin' on gettin' rid of them thar terrorists.