Petra

  In Petra

To be sovereign you have to be able to stand on your own two feet.  You’ve got to be able to support yourself…have your own currency and be able to use it internationally…to be part of the international community. Why be a sovereign country if you can’t direct you own sovereigns? So, you have to be able to stand on your own two feet. I think the fact that they are basically saying they are sovereign tells us they are ready to go.

The quietness of the CBI at this point in time tells me something is coming…our focus is strictly on the CBI and what Allawi, what Allaq and his team and Shabibi have to say and not the parliament. But they did make a statement about revaluing and that is going to force the CBI’s hand to participate in responding to that statement. I think we’re in an exciting time.