There is a new government in Iraq. It was touch and go as the sects, Sunni, Kurd's and Shia all threatened early this morning to not show at the 8 o'clock meeting to vote the government in.
Politics was getting in the way as each group tried at the last minute to better their position, jockeying for positions.
The Shia as well as the other blocks made last minute changes to their list of Ministers.
Badr,'s group, a SOL Shia faction was originally slated to get the Interior Ministry but at the last minute was eliminated and so he threw a hissey fit claiming that he and his block of 30 MP's were going to boycott the 8 o'clock meeting preferring to throw the country under the bus rather that vote because he was eliminated early today.
They voted this afternoon and low and behold, Iraq has a new government. That sets the stage for everything to follow.
The RV should happen this week. Laws that have been awaiting approval for months, some for years, concerning economy should be passed in a basket quickly.
NATO will start the assault on the ISIS almost immediately. Better late than never.
Intel is holding that the rate will be above $3.50 per dinar. We are close.
By late tonight or early tomorrow the news will report the fact that their has been a peaceful democratic change of government in Iraq. tlar