Thursday, June 08, 2006

Iraq Selects New Ministers

The vital defense positions in the Iraq government have, at last, been filled.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday presented his candidates for the key ministries of defense, interior and national security and parliament approved the choices, ending a 20-day impasse.

Not everyone was happy, but that is normal in any political system.

One point of note, the new selections appear to maintain the same dynamic that we have seen in the past. The Sunnis get defense, the Shia get interior, and a Kurd is now the national security adviser.

it will be interesting to see if this same combination that has not worked in the past will work now.


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