Washington, we have a problem
A shoutout to my boy Moqtada. Keep it real
Iraqi Parties Want Jaafari Out of Prime Minister Race
By SABRINA TAVERNISE
Published: March 2, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 1 — In a move that could redraw Iraq's political map, leaders of Iraq's Kurdish, Sunni and secular parties are considering a plan to ask the country's largest Shiite bloc to withdraw Ibrahim Jaafari as its candidate for prime minister in the new government.
One political leader said the parties would send letters in the next day or two asking the Shiite bloc to reverse its decision to retain Mr. Jaafari as prime minister. If the Shiites refuse, the parties will form their own umbrella bloc, large enough to block the Shiites' choice and let them put forth their own candidate, said the leader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because delicate negotiations over the issue were in progress.
Two other political leaders from parties involved confirmed that discussions were under way, but said a final decision to put forth the demand had not yet been made.
Since he was chosen on Sadr's behest, this could get very ugly
posted by Steve @ 12:35:00 AM