[We have been watching Iraq for the past several years go through the motions of forming laws and remaking their country. Doesn't it seem like they are reinventing the wheel?]
The country was plunged into poverty and chaos a little over a decade ago. Today, they are moving forward with solid plans and excellent progress. Maybe they are "reinventing the wheel", but I believe they are doing exactly what they need to do to regain their former strength and status.
[I...read...that Parliament is now off until Tuesday, 11/25! They will only work until the end of this month and take next month off as usual. So, if things DON'T get done by the end of November, is the RV going to be February or March of next year?]
I wouldn't put too much stock in the dates you read - just because they are "off" doesn't mean they aren't still working and won't put together the deals that need to be put together. You have to realize that Iraq IS a corrupt country, and backroom deals are ESSENTIAL to progress in that culture.