First, Happy Valentines Day to you and all the girls out there:))
Here's a quick update. This is getting crazy and exciting at the same time. I am sure you all heard, Mahmoud, the top judge in Iraq has been removed (YIPEE!!). This was Malikis top go to judge when Maliki wanted someone arrested or discredited (Hashimi, Shabibi and so on). That power has been taken away from him. I AM SO HAPPY!!!
There is also movement with who is going to take over Talabanis postion. Rumor is Talabanis' wife will have the position under proxy, this is Barzanis' choice and it would be a smart move on his part (to long to explain but we have some smart pd-ers out there;)) There is also movement concerning Kirkuk. They recently agreed to include and approve within the 2013 budget indemnification money for the citizens of Kirkuk that were displaced or harmed during the Sadam years.
This is huge because this was one of the disputes that needed to be taken care of under article 140 which falls under the Iraqi Constitution. Maliki is upto his old tricks again but without the top judge backing him it will go nowhere. We are sitting pretty, imo, and we should see laws and ministers (under proxy) being filled. Maybe this is why the Kurds have been delaying, they knew this was coming to an end. I am still shocked and happy at the same time. Even my cousin was astonished. History in the making. I mean this judge has been supreme since 2005.....WOW! Cheers All! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!