As violence escalates, Prime Minister al-maliki is losing control of his country.
By contrast, Prime Minister al-maliki followed his constitution and submitted the agreement for parliamentary approval.
Iraqi Prime Minister al-maliki dismissed the warnings, saying everything was under control.
An Iraqi government spokesman said al-Zaidi sent a letter to al-maliki on Thursday asking for a pardon.
Also, behind the scenes, Obama is trying to get rid of Iraqi Prime Minister al-maliki, the bad guy in the story.
He could face two years imprisonment for the assault and for insulting Bush and al-maliki.