6-13-2012 SWFloridaGuy: We should know when Parliament reconvenes and they hold Maliki's interrogation, (which he boasts he won't be present for) if they will be able follow-through with a no-confidence without the support of Talabani, and if they really do have the votes they postulate to.
They are trying to muster cross-party support and quite often attendance figures from the initial reports differ from the official Parliament reports. These guys never show up for work. They did enact a penalty system to ensure attendance every once in a while but this remains a prevalent problem.
I would assume though that both Maliki and his opposition are using this break to rally support for their cause and ensure that every vote has been accounted for. I would like to see the Prime Minister alone unseated. Preferably a resignation though because if they no-confidence Maliki's government, I'm not so sure that will be as quick a solution as we had initially hoped.
We would prefer to see democracy prevail rather than watch Iraqi "leaders" further anesthetized while the country remains paralyzed and the citizens suffer. Best case scenario: Maliki resigns, followed by announcements of Erbil, Ministers, Strategic Council etc. I think we're certainly all due some good news at this point.
No matter what the outcome, should make for an interesting next couple of weeks with all that is being addressed in June. I'll bring the popcorn.