Wednesday: On Iraqi TV, political analysts saying that Hezbollah is still stealing money from Iraq and that the delay of the election law is assisting that process. Money stolen from Iraq will continue funding Hezbollah but the new government being formed will end that situation. It was believed that killing over 1000 demonstrators would stop the demonstrators but it only “added fuel to the fire.” It is expected that Sunday will be “voting day” on the cabinet and it is anticipated that the budget will soon follow and be posted.
Thursday: Sky News TV states of a US report that lists the names of the Iranian-backed Iraqi figures that killed the demonstrators. This list indicates the leaders, as well as the trigger men. Mahdi is attempting an arrangement whereby he can not be prosecuted after he leaves office as Prime Minister. Allawi on Iraqi TV breaking news at bottom ticker stating that the government is to be formed and announced within 72 hours and is requesting an emergency session of Parliament to vote right away. Corrupt individuals in Parliament and high-ranking government positions are denouncing their support for Allawi. (It appears that they “see the writing on the wall”). Sources are now indicating that PM Designate Allawi has completed the formation of his government. It is anticipated that Allawi will be “officially” accepted on Sunday and that he will request that Parliament hold an emergency session that same day to vote on his government selectees. The Parliamentary Bloc of the Alliance of Saireon confirmed, on Thursday, that the House of Representatives during its second legislative term fulfilled all the demands of the demonstrators, indicating that many of the reform laws advocated by the demonstration arenas were accomplished within the House of Representatives.