Hogan's Alley

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Good News From Iraq

Both the NY Times and Washington Post are reporting tonight that current Iraqi Prime Minister has agreed to step down. This would seemingly open the way for the formation of a government of national unity. This could occur as soon as the next scheduled meeting of the Parliament on Saturday, but an outside date of May would not be out of the question.

It is the formation of such a government, with fully functioning ministries, that holds the best current hope for creating the conditions that will lead to a reduction in violence and the beginning of a viable civic life for Iraqis.