8-8-2012 SWFloridaGuy: There are many reports lately suggesting that an agreement on key reforms has been struck. If Maliki advocates strict adherence to these reforms, then we may see a National Meeting where the Iraq List is in attendance. Allawi has made it clear that unless parts of the Erbil agreement are implemented they will continue to boycott any attempt at a National Conference, just as they did last time.
So, the fact that they are coming back to the table and moving away from questioning the Prime Minister is a great sign that there truly is a deal in the works. We are seeing not only from Maliki's camp but also from his opposition that they are maneuvering toward reaching (or already have) a consensus on implementing a reform proposition.
Of course until we see this actually happen, history has taught us to remain skeptical but the recent tone of the GOI certainly leads me to believe they are at least trying to strike a deal. The stability of the GOI is undoubtedly an appurtenant component to any currency reform project the CBI may be working on.
So, if true, this is great news for anyone investing in Iraq and something we should all keep an eye on.