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Thread #97835   Message #2203016
Posted By: GUEST,Homey
27-Nov-07 - 06:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Subject: RE: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
MAY 21, 2006

...Maliki chose the Sunni Arab deputy prime minister, Salam al-Zubaie, to oversee the Defense Ministry, and the Kurdish deputy prime minister, Barham Salih, to oversee the Ministry for National Security.

The voting took place under heavy security, in an auditorium inside the heavily fortified Green Zone. Outside, the bloodletting continued across the country.

Leaving aside the three unfilled posts, Maliki's cabinet includes 17 members of the dominant Shiite coalition, 7 Kurds, 7 members of the Sunni coalition and 5 members of Allawi's secular alliance.

Among the more powerful Shiite members of the cabinet are the Bayan Jabr, the finance minister, who until recently served as interior minister, and Hussein al-Shahristani, the new oil minister. Among the most prominent Kurds is Hoshyar Zebari, the foreign minister.....