"Upper: Sadrists to nominate Abdul-Mahdi of the self-denial and the crowds waiting to see prime minister"
"Abdel-Mahdi is a member of the powerful Shi'a party the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, or SIIC. Long based in neighboring Iran, the group opposed a United States administration while holding close ties with the other U.S.-backed groups that opposed Saddam Hussein, including the Kurds and the Iraqi National Congress.
He is a trained economist who left Iraq in 1969 for exile in France. He worked for French think tanks and edited magazines in French and Arabic. He was educated in France, and is the son of a respected Shiite cleric who was a minister in Iraq's monarchy."
If...correct that there is a compromise candidate "in the works" Mahdi may well be that person.
The question is whether Maliki has "signed off" on Mahdi or not. One thing is clear: he is certainly well qualified for the job. Unfortunately, I still think Maliki is going to do whatever he can to retain his position.
Time will tell.
GETTING GOOD NEWS ... ALL FITS WELL WITH THE NEWS. CONTACT IN BAGDAD SAYS THEY HAVEN'T HEARD A SHOT FIRED SINCE THE CONSULTANTS AND ADVISER HAVE ARRIVED IN BAGDAD.
ISIS BACKING OFF.
HEARD FROM THREE PEEPS CNN REPORTED THAT IRAQ CONSTITUTION SAYS THEY MUST COMPLETE GOI AND PM ALONG WITH COMPLETE FINANCIAL REFORM BEFORE JULY 15.
it appears that a market economy is happening -- hmmm must not be a very successful group of terrorists...let me say this -- there is more money going into Iraq and also the investors are also encouraged...follow the money -- no one puts money they dont have with no return in the future...