Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Iraq Update: So PM Maliki Will Meet Bush After All

... And already, Muqtada al-Sadr's MPs are walking out of the government. From BBC:

US President George W Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki have arrived in Jordan for key Iraq talks.

They are expected to discuss how to improve the security situation there, following some of the worst violence since the US-led invasion in 2003.

But in protest against the meeting, the Iraqi political group loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr is suspending its participation in the government...

The political group, which has a handful of cabinet ministers, had been making the threat for some days and had called for Mr Maliki to call off the Jordan meeting...

President Bush, who arrived from the Nato summit in Latvia, is expected to give public support to Mr Maliki, but privately will be renewing pressure on him to take action against Shia militias, our correspondent says.

Yes, so Bush will chide Maliki again to "crack down" against the militias...
He just won't realize that the government pretty much IS THE MILITIAS! Maliki can't govern without their help... Thanks to our failed war and occupation, the militias have become this powerful.

No comments: