Sunday, August 17, 2014

Truest statement of the week

The defiance is needed, since Maliki has been, for the last eight years, the supreme commander of the armed forces. He has also been in charge of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior, the National Security Ministry and has co-opted the Supreme Court to assign to him nine supposedly independent bodies by the Constitution, including  the central bank, in charge of the $700 billion in oil royalties over the past eight years; the Integrity Commission, in charge of dealing with fraud and corruption; the National Media Commission, television, radio and the press; and the Justice and Questioning Commission, in charge of deciding who can or cannot be employed or elected.
Maliki’s office is also the holder of the purse for funding a number of militias that carry out atrocities that soldiers and policemen cannot easily commit, and to fund the tribal chiefs who support him against the rising population.

-- , "Iraqi author writes of U.S. destructive role in her country" (Workers World).

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