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July 09, 2007

Al-Maliki To Face No Confidence Vote

I have to think this is a good thing -- particularly if they bring him down. He continues to coddle Iran and his thugbuddy Sadr. He's part of the problem, and it's time the Iraqis recognized that.

For four years, Iraqis have been waiting in lines at gas stations in Baghdad, waiting for their lives to get better. But, as CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan reports, the situation has gotten worse and their government is now in crisis.

That has led senior Iraqi leaders to demand drastic change....

Even those closest to the Iraqi prime minister, from his own party, admit the political situation is desperate.

...

Iraq's prime minister is facing his most serious challenge yet. The no-confidence vote will be requested by the largest block of Sunni politicians, who are part of a broad political alliance called the Iraq Project. What they want is a new government run by ministers who are appointed for their expertise, not their party loyalty.

...

Leaders of the Iraq Project claim they have the necessary votes to force al-Maliki to resign, but that has yet to be tested in parliament. For now, the U.S. is still standing by the Iraqi leader publicly at least.


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