Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sunni Arabs quit Iraqi government...

Just the other day it was being reported that things were getting better in Iraq, yet today in what should be a larger news story but is buried...Sunni Arab Bloc Quits Iraqi Government:

Rafaa al-Issawi, a leading member of the Front, said at a news conference that the bloc's six Cabinet ministers would submit their resignations later in the day.

Al-Issawi said the decision to pull out from the government followed what he called Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's failure to respond to the Accordance Front. It gave him seven days to meet its demands, and the ultimatum expired Wednesday.


This is of course the same Iraqi government that faced recent criticism for taking the whole month off because it was too hot in Baghdad.

I checked other news sources to see where this was listed...CNN had nothing...Fox had nothing...AP had it as a breaking news which is most likely where the Washington Post got it from.

2 comments:

Head Spinner Scott said...

I think that if things are going well enough for them to take a month off, they are good enough for us to leave.

I haven't followed the Sunni block leaving much because VP Cheney told me to wait until September to judge the current progress in Iraq. He said we would all be surprised by the improvement there. Since his judgment has always been spot on, I will wait to form an opinion and then only listen to what he says the report says

Roland Hansen said...

In the past few years, I have found the traditional news media sadly lacking in the whole area of presenting timely and comprehensive coverage of current events. They tend to sensationalize people and trivialize the issues.