_10:33 AM [shalone] "Ali Al Dabbagh said the 2012 budget, which still needs to be approved by parliament"
10:57 AM [Dinarnewbie] I believe we are still waiting on Erbil agreement
10:58 AM [shalone] Dinarnewbie that is what Randy Koonce thinks as well
11:01 AM [BGG] shalone Dinarnewbie - That's like exactly where we are. If those knukleheads implemented the Erbil today (or at least some "iron clad" guarantee of it) we would see an RV tomorrow. End of story.
11:04 AM [BGG] It appears as though the Ministers are handled as soon as Maliki gets back - The defense is named and the Interior (having the Security position rolled into the interior job) Minister is slated to be named once M gets back from DC.
11:04 AM [Mona Lisa] Knukleheads? lol ok I got my laugh for the day -- that will last awhile on my chuckle meter.
11:05 AM [BGG] Of course I did mention something along these lines 2 weeks ago. What will be interesting is if Allawi’s own party lets him come back - even they are a little sick of his "little kid" games...pouting and running off.
11:06 AM [BGG] Najafi has been the one doing all the talking for Al-Iraqya for a while now.
11:06 AM [Dinarnewbie] you did BGG and that is what I looking for. For news to say Erbil has been signed
11:07 AM [BGG] Soon as Allawi ran, off they were getting ready to name successors. If he really is coming back one more time - I hope he gets the idea that everyone is sick of the BS.
11:08 AM [Mona Lisa] Do you see this as a potentially long delay or quick?
11:11 AM [BGG] Mona Lisa - I don't see it as taking long - JMHO.
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_11:12 AM [shalone] If the Erbil is the key to this RV happening, we may be waiting longer than expected. I have heard that Alawi and Maliki are making up, and putting the past behind them, so what is left for them to do to get the Erbil implemented?
11:12 AM [BGG] shalone - That was what those excellent articles said out of Syrian news yesterday.
11:13 AM [shalone] BGG it does seem like the Erbil is something they are working on again. I agree, those articles were great news.
11:14 AM [shalone] I sure hope they can get the Erbil done this week. I am being cautiously optimistic because they have been fighting over the Erbil the past year.
11:48 AM [wealthbytrade] Erbil can't just be "implemented". It's a checklist of 19 items. I can't remember all of them but some the main points are: HCL, the NCSP leadership position and the kurd's military group (Permeshga, sp?) needs to be rolled into the national iraqi military at the expense of Bagdad.
11:55 AM [wealthbytrade] For what it's worth...I think this week looks good to spite Erbil....whether or not they get all those Erbil points inacted or not. Iraq is way too far along on other key points for this thing not to happen....ironically!
12:10 PM [BGG] wealthbytrade - The only things left on the Erbil - really in question is the "power sharing" stuff....NCSP and the division of power between the NCSP, PM and Pres of Republic. That's it - the rest is pretty much done with.