Everyone likes to think about some things that are not possible, like what if I can fly or run across the entire city in one second or be invisible. Also having a time machine would be good. But now in Iraq there is an Iraqi time machine, or maybe two of them. One takes an Iraqi back in time when there is no government and just people killing each other and also no electricity. The other one is in the protected offices where the politicians just made a new alliance of four groups – Da’wa, SIIC, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Talabani, and Kurdistan Democratic Party of Barzani. So it is like back in time after the first elections when many Sunni Arabs did not vote and these groups were most powerful. It is a two year time machine.
Is it good? Maybe it is. Now you have only four groups and maybe they will fight less than ten groups or however many. And some groups like Sadr group who never can decide what they are going (killing Sunnis or being united with them, hating the government or being ministers) are gone. Some terrorist supporting groups are gone also.
Is it bad? Maybe it is. Iraq will need to somehow be united and now the Sunni Arabs, who are a big minority, are not in the alliance. But if the major Sunni Arab politicians want to support terrorists then they shouldn’t be. But if the Sunni Arab people think the government does not represent them, then maybe they will support terrorists more.
Is it not good or bad? Maybe it is. This government and other Iraqi governments after Saddam have not made Iraq secure and the US forces have not made Iraq secure. If the government cannot bring security and electricity, then maybe it doesn’t matter who has the minister posts or seats in the protected parliament building. Sometimes they say that the Sunni Arab politicians if they are in the government then terrorism will decrease, but I don’t know if they even can control the terrorist groups who are killing so many people. Maybe it does not make a difference.
I think we will see.