Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has made clear he dislikes being the country's leader and would prefer to leave the job before his term ends.
In an extensive interview with a US newspaper, Mr Maliki said he would certainly not be seeking a second term.
A compromise choice, his tenure has been plagued by factional strife within both the country and government, and rumours the US has no faith in him.
"I wish I could be done with it even before the end of this term," he said.
"I didn't want to take this position," he told the Wall Street Journal. "I only agreed because I thought it would serve the national interest, and I will not accept it again." Read full article here
Time floats the question: Should Maliki go?