Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Iraqi Parliament Selects a Kurd to be Interim President

Jalal Talabani was picked by the Iraqi parliament to be interim president. A Shiite and a Sunni were selected as vice presidents. From Yahoo News
"Today Jalal Talabani made it to the seat of power, while Saddam Hussein is sitting in jail," said Mohammed Saleh, a 42-year-old Kurd in Kirkuk. "Who would have thought?"
This is not to imply that all will be sweetness and light in Iraqi politics, as it is in the United States (tic), but it shows that the Iraqi parliament is acutely sensitive to the traditional divisions within Iraq.