Article: “Political: Abadi received the green light for the second term”
Quote: “The political analyst Hazem al-Bawi said Friday that Washington violated the security agreement with Baghdad after the establishment of the secret location of the artillery base in the west of the country, noting that the silence of the government in respect of this violation may be behind the green light of an American granting Abadi a second term.”
My thinking – this is political gibberish put out by Maliki, etc, etc. Someone is trying to put a wedge between Abadi and Sadr. This looming political bloc is too big for the bad actors to overcome. They are trying to get it to not happen. This is classic Maliki. He counts on the inherent inability of Iraqi politicians to get along… so, get everyone arguing with one another and thrive in the chaos.