This blog post was published on December 28 2011. §
“Iraqiya List” tiny split
Pathetic article on the NYTimes. The way Al-Iraqiya-trio describe themselves as “nationalists, secular and liberals” is a sad indication shows that they are out of touch with the current world and regional developments.
In less than 24 hours after I suggested the division of Al-Iraqiya List, fragmentation already started to take place in Dhi Qar, 14 Al-Iraqiya members in the southern Province announce their split from the mother List and from Allawi’s “Al-Wifaq Al-Watani” bloc, and other Iraqiya members will follow according to the “State of Law” member Ali Al-Shalah.
Maliki still navigates his way among the Iraqi political poles and successfully marginalised the Sadrists after he managed to pull the Asa’ib Al-Haq to his side, the Prime Minister continued to crash Al-Iraqiya winning the Sunni Anbar tribes announced that he is ready to impalement all their demands (most likely, it will never happen, but this promise is enough to silence them for at least a year or more).