Here's my main update for the day...
UPDATE: I want to point out – during the meeting last weekend (which may become known as “THE” National Meeting or at least the precursor to it) the major opposition leaders (including Sadr) gave Maliki 15 days to fully implement his agreements. They didn’t give him 15 days to OK it. They didn’t give him 15 days to call another preparatory meeting. They didn’t give him 15 days to attend a National Conference meeting or to schedule one. They gave him 15 days. Period. Though we were one of the very first to report on this “National Conference” or “National Meeting” and what it meant…it may well not happen or have to happen. He had 15 days.