Saturday, May 20, 2006

Iraqi Parliament Approves New Cabinet

A major accomplishment, but look for the Entrenched Media to spin it as negatively as humanly possible.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq's parliament approved the country's new Cabinet Saturday, opening the way for the inauguration of a national unity government three years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein.

Incoming Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki told the 275-member parliament that he would make restoring stability and security the top priority of his new administration.

Approval of the Cabinet is the final stage in formation of a national unity government the United States hopes can calm the violence raging in the country.

Update: Headlines as predicted.....

Iraq gets new government as bombs kill 24 (Reuters)

Iraq forms government but security posts unfilled (AP)

Iraqi Cabinet selection skips 2 key ministries Later appointments for Defense, Interior may cause dissent. (San Fran Cronicle)

The usual suspects and their time honored use of "qualifiers".

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