Leaked Iraq Deal May Allow Maliki to Bypass Parliament | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Leaked Iraq Deal May Allow Maliki to Bypass Parliament

Perhaps most stunningly, however, is that it reportedly states “This agreement goes into effect on the day that diplomatic memos confirming all constitutional procedures have been met in both countries are exchanged”. Though the move might not be without political consequences, it would seem to allow Prime Minister Maliki to bypass Parliament entirely simply by claiming, as the Bush Administration has, that the deal is a simple bilateral executive agreement and not subject to parliamentary oversight.

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At the end of the day, one has to wonder just how much sovereignty the Iraqi government will actually be left with.

And I'm sure that the US spying on Al Maliki hasn't helped improve the tone of the negotiations at all.

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