Success in Iraq depends more on Iraqis reaching political agreement than U.S. troops rooting out terrorists. So it was an important breakthrough Saturday when Iraq’s parliament approved a president and speaker, and charged the prime-minister designate, Jawad al-Maliki (in photo), with forming a cabinet. Al-Maliki has 30 days to complete the government, an enormous leadership challenge. But after months of stalemate, Iraq is finally moving forward.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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