“The formation of a unity government in Iraq is a new day for the millions of Iraqis who want to live in peace,” President Bush said Sunday, marking the formation of a new Iraqi government over the weekend.
The announcement was indeed another “milestone,” in that Sunnis agreed to join the unity government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But it was notable and discouraging that the three key cabinet posts for gaining control of warring militias and restoring peace — the ministries of interior, defense and national security — remained empty because Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish factions couldn’t agree on acceptable candidates.
And outside the Green Zone, Sunday, the “new day,” looked a lot like yet another bloody day of bombings and discovered bodies.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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