This blog post was published on December 22 2011. §
The war of the press conferences
The current Iraqi crisis started bad and turned ugly, but there is one thing I should say: Even a peaceful solution means many changes in the future political map of Iraq .. in a later post, I will explain why and where?
In his press conference Maliki threatened to form a political majority government and his right to remove right to remove in his government, according to Article 78 in the Constitution applying this demand to the Parliament.
In Irbil and a press conference by Tariq Al-Hashimi, he questioned the investigation about his alleged crimes, saying that the arrest warrant contradicts article 93 in the constitution which says that the “Federal Court” is the institution that specialised in the accusations against the State figures and ministers.
Al-Mutlaq, not in a press conference but live on Aljazeera said:
This accusation is politicized and Iraq judiciary system is far from independence.. We want a dialogue, but not with Maliki [they] can choose another political figure to lead the dialogue.
Allawi and his simple attempt to split the Shiites political Blocs, asked the National Coalition to withdraw confidence from Maliki and choose other candidate, stressing on Al-Hakim idea of a “round table” dialogue. Al-Hakim and political face Al-Jaafari “blushed” when they heard this “flirt” from Allawi.
After the Kurds refused to deliver Hashimi to Baghdad and rejected Allawi’s call to withdraw confidence from Maliki. Allawi softened his tone against Maliki saying:
I call Maliki to form a committee to investigate the charges against Hashimi.
But the root of the crisis is not what you think ..