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Thursday, August 23, 2007

TIME's Candidates

TIME Magazine has an interesting article about who'd be the next Iraqi Prime Minister, After Maliki, Few Good Options:

The Usual Suspects: Adel Abdel-Mahdi and Ayad Allawi

The Wild Cards: Ammar Hakim, Mithal Alusi, Barham Salih, a random officer, Muqtada Sadr and Ahmad Chalabi.

I found the article interesting because it acknowledges Mithal Alusi's popularity in Iraq; this blog has not hidden the sentiment that Alusi is my preferred Iraqi politician. But still, it's too far-fetched. However, Maliki may draft Alusi into a cabinet or security position to shore up his own popularity.


Blogger bg said...


due to lessons learned (on our side anyways).. i don't
believe Maliki is going anywhere.. and neither are we,
well, not until the next Iraq & US elections at any rate..


10:28 AM, August 24, 2007

Blogger Brian H said...

Yeah, Alusi is my hero, too. But Iraq could never be that lucky. Unless Malik Daoud makes it known he likes him ...

11:09 PM, August 24, 2007

Blogger bg said...


when is the next purple finger "vote" go round, 2009??


4:12 PM, August 27, 2007


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