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WAR: Stalemate in Iraqi Parliament

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posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 08:41 AM
Iraq's National Assembly convened briefly for the 2nd time on Tuesday, only to erupt into argument over whether to delay their decision. The meeting was then closed to the public, and all press and media were removed from the talks. Talks are set to resume on April 3rd.
Acrimonious scenes dominated the meeting of Iraq's national assembly today as politicians failed to agree on a candidate for speaker.

The new governing body convened briefly, for only the second time since national elections in January, and admitted defeat in nominating a Sunni candidate for the role.

The session's start was delayed by nearly three hours as talks to fill the position continued. Once it began, politicians immediately began arguing over whether to delay their decision, and the leader of the session decided to banish reporters and cameras and take negotiations behind closed doors.

"We demand to know the details of what's happening behind the scenes!" one woman shouted before television feeds went blank.

The United Iraq Alliance and the Kurdish coalition, which came first and second respectively in the January elections, want to form a government which includes the Sunnis and coalition members of the interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi. Bringing Sunnis into the new government is seen by many politicians as crucial in calming the violent Sunni-led bomb attacks and killings which have become common.

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These are turbulent times for the new Iraqi Government and I truly hope they are able to get their house in order as quickly and as painlessly as possible. No matter how one feels about the ongoing war in Iraq, the sooner a stable government is in place the better - especially for the common Iraqi. With any luck the April 3rd session will be as productive as possible

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posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 12:56 PM
As if this is unexpected. A new government is being born, and there will be some pretty ferocious arguments. Look to the forming of our nation, and the arguments among the Founding Fathers. Fights, threats, duels, mudslinging, and more. The Romans were notorious for it too.

Perhaps the Iraqi parliament should get drunk before starting.."en vino, veritas" or some such.

The fact they are arguing and discussing is one heck of a difference from guns, bombs and bloodshed.


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