President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Iraq is in hot water after emails were leaked of him engaging in some racy banter with a WSJ journalist who happened to be a Korean-American, hence the reason it’s at the Korea Times (and here):

The U.S. ambassador nominee to Iraq Brett McGurk, 39, has been in the whirlwind of a sex scandal, following the leakage online of his affair with a reporter four years ago in Baghdad.

At the time of the affair, McGurk, special assistant to then U.S. President George W. Bush, was already married, while Korean-American Gina Chon was covering the Iraq War for the Wall Street Journal in Baghdad. Now they are a couple.

He chased after her and signaled he could provide sensitive information using sexual words in email. Reports said that there may be videotape of McGurk having sex with Chon on the roof of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Palace.

Sex on the roof of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Palace. That’s dope.

Leave it up to the Daily Mail to fill in the details:

In one email McGurk wrote: ‘I had a very good day with the Iraqis — the best yet. Can’t tell you about it of course.’

Chon’s reply: ‘This is like a journalist’s version of blue balls and it’s really not fair.’

He fires back: ‘Well it’s only fair — since I had a very real case of blue balls last night!’ He goes onto mention ‘self-healing’ exercises to cure the problem.

Read the emails here. Funny, but not sure if any of this should sink the man’s nomination.