12-26-12 RVsoonPlease: Chapter VII - US Ambassador threatens the stay of CH VII over Iraq, Calls Maliki a tyrant. In a stormy meeting unique Jakoj its details.
U.S. ambassador told Zebari: Maliki tyrant and Iraq would not enjoy the support in America to take it out of Chapter VII!! The source said the U.S. ambassador told Zebari that Prime Minister Maliki, a tyrant and his actions recent bothered by the United States of America. Comment
12-26-12 SWFloridaGuy: The Iraqi parliament decided today to adjourn its regular session until January 8 due to lack of quorum. You'd think with so many important items on the docket (CBI policy etc.), deputies would show up for work and not postpone until 1-8-13.
However, this is not a new phenomenon. Attendance is such a huge problem in parliament that they were actually forced to institute a penalty system.
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SWFloridaGuy Continues: The parliamentary bylaws say that the parliamentary presidency can issue a written warning to deputies that are absent 5 times in a row or 10 times during the course of the legislative year.
Unfortunately, that system is corrupt also. There are plenty of loopholes deputies choose to abuse, whereby a distinction can be made between a legitimate absence (health reasons, away on business etc.) and they are rarely penalized for not showing up for work because of this. Iraq is moving forward IMO but they sure do it at their own pace, which is way too slow for us Westerners.
Despite their best efforts, I do think that Iraq will become a leader in the region. Eventually, international pressure and corporate investment will appeal to the politicians sense of greed, which makes an economic recovery most likely inevitable.
12-26-12 Blondie: HCL - Conference discusses the problems behind the delay in the HCL law; Needs popular participation. Seminar reviewing the reasons for delay approval.
"Conference discussed oil on the draft law of oil and Algasalve organized by the Center fire eternal development and development points of contention on the law and leading to broad popular participation to the most important resource Alaohualnaft as belong to all people."
"Should be noted that the number of fields developed and producing oil in Iraq now about (15 ) field just out of (73) field uncovered. And that some of these fields stockpile oil enormous and is considered one of the giant fields in accordance with the standards adopted globally."