In a televised speech following the stormy parliamentary session in Baghdad, Maliki promised that the Iraqi army would return Kirkuk and other disputed territories currently protected by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, accusing the Kurds of taking advantage of the insurgency to advance their own interests.

So the Kurds take over the area after his army runs for the hills after being attacked by a much smaller
army and they taking advantage......and here he is just trying to hang on to Bagdhad and getting others
to do the fighting for him. INSANE not just dellusional.