President told CNN 'no amount of American firepower' would be able to hold Iraq together if leaders don't rise above sectarianism
Coup In Iraq? Prime Minister Maliki Refuses To Step Down, Orders Security Forces On Alert
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
Maliki Agrees to Relinquish Power in Iraq
Eight years ago, Nouri al-Maliki went from political unknown to prime minister of Iraq.