I always read the news reports on Iraq from all sources possible. Sometime I even learn something but usually I don't, I just get all angry how ignorant the writers are about Iraq and its people and then I need a cigarette.
Today I read an article called "Iraqi politicians say government is failing" on CNN. This is an example of a bunch of crafty Iraqi politicians presenting an alternative reality for a dumb group of reporters who think they have a "scoop". Here is the link:
So who are the politicians who say the Iraqi government is failing?
Mahmoud Othman, a Kurdish legislator, was quoted in the USA Today newspaper as describing al-Maliki as weak, but in an interview with CNN, he said, "It's not Maliki, it's the whole government."
Well, it just would not be an article on Iraq if it did not have a statement by Mahmoud Othman, who is always quoted in every article everywhere. Big shock that he is yelling about something here. He should get paid by the word from the media and his MP salary should go to better use.
That isn't the real story. Who else was complaining about the government (while still being part of it)?
Hasan al-Shimmari, a Shiite member of the United Iraqi Alliance's Fadhila party, said the government is weak because the political process and the government's structure are "based on partisan allocation of ministries."
The gangster crooks of Fadhila, who aim to be oil kings of the south Iraq, are hilarious. Maliki appointed an independent, respected Shi'ite figure, Dr. Hussein al-Shahristani, to the post of Oil Minister, and the Fadhila gangsters had an issue with not getting this ministry themselves. Now they talk about "partisan allocation"? Ironic.
Fadhila, before part of the United Iraqi Alliance, moved to join Allawi and form an alliance against the existing government so I am not terribly shocked that they are criticizing the current government. I am sure it isn't out of self-interest. Whores.
"The Maliki government should be strengthened by correcting the political process and allocating ministries democratically," he said.
Another legislator pointed to Baghdad's two-month-old security plan as evidence of the government's inefficiency.
The plan is "not working," according to Maysoon al-Damalouji, a secular Sunni lawmaker.
The third "lawmaker" quoted here would be from another MP whose faction has an interest in seeing the government fail… Damalouji is from Allawi's list of plotters who are also trying to bring down the Maliki government. Allawi doing what he does best... being a prostitute. And this secular Sunni guy should know that the security operation has decreased the amount of attacks against his Sunni brethren, even though the Sunnis are still blowing up Shi'a at will.
Make no mistake, this is not an attack on Maliki or the United Iraqi Alliance. It is an attack on Iraq. This is the democratically-elected government of Iraq, which represents Iraq.
Fadhila and Allawi and their gang of bandits want to replace the current government with what? A government whose leaders sell their souls and mothers for power?