8-24-2012 Mountainman: We've waited so long for the news to turn in our favor and finally it has. We should all be very grateful for this. The new reform package will be presented at the National Meeting and then it's game over. Everything should fall into place fairly quickly once that happens, then we can all celebrate!! IMHO.
8-24-2012 Mike: The tide is turning against Maliki in a very big way and in a very international way - that's HUGE. He took so long to make his decision that it looks like those decisions are going to be made for him very shortly.
Parliament is going to be back in session shortly. Lots of things that need to get done very quickly, they will get them done. The crisis is in their back yard. Talabani will be returning but when he returns things will get done. He is the President, he will enact the things he needs to enact.
It's always been my position that he got out of the picture until these things were worked out. Now that it is being worked out, he will be back to put the finishing touches on this. It is all good news.