New Alliance=New Government
Well-placed source: "SCIRI (Hakim), Da’awa Party (Ja’afari), KDP (Barzani), PUK (Talabani) and Islamic Party (Hashemi) are forming a new political alliance under American auspices. The Sadrists, Adnan Duleimi, Allawi and Saleh al-Mutlaq are out of the picture. Maliki will remain Prime Minister. Cabinet reshuffle will involve half the government’s portfolios. Changes will occur by early January.
This new cabinet will be able to burn through $61 billion (Iraqi revenues) for FY 2007.
They have enough parliamentary seats to pull it off. Anyone putting up a fight will be crushed. They will start by going after the Sadrists who have been excommunicated by Muqtada. Then they’ll execute Saddam and go after the Ba’athists. More de-Ba’athification: For every militia man thrown out of the security services, a Ba’athist will be expelled too.
That’s the plan. Stay tuned. "
This is essentially what is being discussed these days by the big boys. I like this plan.