So, Iraq has one less battle to fight this morning as we learn that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced to his party that he’ll step aside so that Haider al-Abadi can lead the government against the ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State forces at the gates of Baghdad according to Fox News;
The U.S. and other countries have been pushing for an inclusive government that will ease anger among Sunnis, who felt marginalized by al-Maliki’s administration, helping fuel the dramatic sweep by the Islamic State extremist group over much of northern and western Iraq since June.
“Today, Iraqis took another major step forward in uniting their country,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice said in a statement Thursday. “We commend Prime Minister al-Maliki for his decision to support Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi in his efforts to form a new government in line with the Iraqi constitution.”
Hopefully, al-Abadi will be able to unify the people, not just the Party or just the Shia against the barbaric invaders. So, it’s one less thing.
Category: Terror War