5-21-2012 SWFloridaGuy: I don't think Maliki intends on going anywhere at all. I also think he'll do everything in his power (other than conform to their demands) to get out of his current situation, which is threatening to bring an end to his political career. However, I believe his arrogance may have pushed this issue past the point of no return and the move to initiate his removal is already underway. Only time will tell, but one way or another this will come to an end.
Once the political crisis has been resolved, the conditions will be ripe for the CBI to proceed with their currency reform project. First we must see Erbil power sharing and permanent ministers seated. The upcoming tariffs may explain the sudden urgency to resolve these issues. Iraq already has support from the IMF and World Bank for the advancement and modernization their economy but as both Shabibi and the SIGR report to Congress said, before they can stabalize domestic prices, prevent further dollarization, remove three zeros from the nominal value and maintain a stable, competitive, market-based system, they MUST EASE POLITICAL TENSIONS.
This is the only way to ensure stability that will lead to the success of the project. Anyone who tells you this has nothing to do with Iraq, does not understand the basics of macroeconomics. Shabibi said it best, "when making a decision concerning the revaluation they must consider controlling inflation and political stability."
They have a plan, they've had one for some time and it's in everyone's best interest to get this done now.