Rice recounted her discussions with Maliki in which she bluntly told him the importance of making progress on national unity and reconciliation. Rice said she had told the prime minister, "Pretty soon, you'll all be swinging from lampposts if you don't hang together."
Bob Woodward has the story:
Condi Rice to Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq, "You'll all be swinging from lampposts if"
Original post made by Dr. Ferragamo, Stanford, on Jul 14, 2007