5-29-2012 Doc: Well we waited all weekend to see how the Maliki drama played out. It appears the whole Ebril holdup boiled down to a land dispute over boarders.
Shammari is quoted as "possession of the prime minister and a document signed by the President of Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani and President Jalal Talabani, determine the administrative borders of the region, noting that al-Maliki will carry out the demands of the Iraqi List, and that the next crisis will be among the Kurds and the Arabs of the difficulty of the implementation of Article (140)."
We contend we are very close to HCL implementation also. The current holiday period is over in about 2 weeks which corresponds nicely with the UNSC meeting. We could very well see chapter 7 and Erbil/HCl all done by mid-late June. Right now only time will tell but this is very encouraging.