Just recently, I mentioned the upcoming Iraq Parliament meeting scheduled for this Monday, 8 November. I also previously stated that even though the date is scheduled there are still several Parliament members that have not committed to participating in the meeting. One of the agenda’s of the meeting is to select the Parliament Speaker as well as his two deputies as stated in the Iraq Constitution.
According to Article 55 of the Constitution; the Parliament Speaker is to be selected first, secondly the President and lastly, the Prime Minister. This is quite different than the forum Gurus and The Poser would have led you to believe over the last few months. It’s important to note that if the meeting does not occur next Monday a constitutional crisis could result within the Iraqi government. Another possible set back. In addition, the Iraqiyah List is also hinting at not attending next week’s Parliament session on Monday due to the fact that the Kurdish President, Barzani has not made any decisions on his initiatives.
While having dinner in Northern Iraq with his adviser’s the President of Iraq got a very interesting phone call. The VP, Joe Biden, was on the other end of that call and made a request to speak to President Talabani. Many of you may or may not know what the topic of that discussion was but for those that don’t, it was about having Talabani step down. Talabani did not agree with the U.S. proposals and more than likely he will not be stepping aside.
Lastly, I would like to address the subject of my whereabouts or should I say, my location. I awoke this early morning (Thursday) to find my American Contractor email inbox filled with many questions and one of the topics was “Are you actually in Iraq?”. I would like to finally set the record straight with all the confusion. I would like to make it publicly known that “YES”, I am in Iraq. I gathered from the emails that I read that some may be saying otherwise and I would like all of my loyal followers and readers to know that I am indeed in Iraq. For security reasons I am not revealing what kind of position I hold here in Iraq only that I am here. I have absolutely no incentive, motive or agenda to state otherwise. I will not be repeatedly answering this same question again as I feel my word is good enough.
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