9-24-2012 Administrator Bob:The week begins with the focus on President Talabani and political reconciliation leading to a National Conference. Parliament continues to review and read various laws as Iraq crawls toward a free market economy.
9-24-2012 BGG We need to see Najafi, Allawi and Barzani get on board with the National Meeting & show some will to get it done. An article came out saying Najafi is meeting with Talabani right now or earlier today. The second meeting will be Tuesday, Talabani will meet with Allawi. Talabani has to get Allawi on board. Barzani is going to be fairly easy to get on board, he is not as critical. Allawi is the issue. It's all good news.
9-24-2012 Mike: We talked about the approval from Kuwait to remove Iraq from Chapter 7 - they have been given it for years - they are ready to go - it is pretty much tied to the formation of their government - once this is in place they will be able to remove the final chapter of their sanctions which is Chapter 7 and and they will be ready to go - makes no sense to remove it before the formation of their government at this particular point in time because the UN has no recourse if something goes wrong.