Friday, April 29, 2005

Iraq government formed

However, al-Jafari failed to name permanent ministers to five ministries - oil, defence, electricity, industry and human rights - underlining just how divided the new leaders are over the shape of the government.

The acting oil minister will be Ahmad Chalabi, a Shia once close to the Pentagon, and the acting defence minister will be al-Jafari.

Chalabi, eh? What the F*ck? I thought he was tainted as a collaborator.

Update: The cabinet comprises 16 Shias, eight Kurds, five Sunnis, one Christian and one Turkman. Six portfolios are yet to be allocated.