“Foreign Policy”: Iraq burns .. and all parties agreed to the departure of al-Maliki

“Foreign Policy”: Iraq burns .. and all parties agreed to the departure of al-Maliki

Posted 25/06/2014 03:59 PM

Foreign Policy - Iraq burns and all parties agreed to the departure of al-MalikiTranslation Ahmed Alaa
The Obama administration and most important allies in the Middle East believe that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has to go around, but the question now is, who will replace him?, And whether he can be a “leader” who can unite the country against the existential threat posed by Islamist militants in the capital Baghdad ?.

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, has in a rare visit to the region semi-autonomous Kurdish Iraq on Tuesday, to meet with the Kurdish leadership who showed their willingness to join the new national unity government in Baghdad that would give more power to the Kurds and Sunnis, who jeered policies Maliki systematic against them.

President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Massoud Barzani, said: “Fighters of the” Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “invasion in a clear and quick Iraq within days, and here we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq.”

And is almost certain to lead the new Iraq, someone other than al-Maliki, who is seen as widely as marginalized communities, Sunni and Kurdish alike, the prime minister, a Shiite militant, raged for years with the Kurds over how to divide Iraq’s oil wealth and angered the Sunni minority in the same time, during the arrest of political leaders of their community, as well as arrests without court orders.

Gen. Ray Odierno, who served as political adviser to the commander of U.S. forces said: “the best of the political elites to agree on an alternative non-Maliki, especially that it has a chance now, so, in order to counter the threats of dangerous to organize” Daash “growing in the west and north of Iraq.”

And still, there is an alternative acceptable to all communities in Iraq and the political parties, which is hoped to be eligible for this task extremely difficult, because of the number of supporters of the owners now, the president is likely non-Maliki must be a Shiite mainly, but does not carry the cruelty of al-Maliki against the Sunnis, and must possess a program on how to reform the military and the armed forces to strike and overseeing the attacks against “Daash”, as well as enjoying diplomatic skills to work with both Washington and Tehran, despite lingering tensions between them.

Michael Knights, an Iraq expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, believes that there is an alternative to Maliki, and can also be drawn from the ranks of the Dawa Party, also, to avoid antagonizing the political blocs in the country.