Some of the most important measures of progress are the Iraqi government’s efforts to propose and pass legislation allocating wealth. This includes the 2008 budget, which is immediately essential to executive functions and represents a de facto distribution of revenue among Iraq’s provinces and sects, and the hydrocarbons laws, which will have long-term ramifications for the apportionment and development of the country’s oil resources.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Iraq politics, continued
Bill Ardolino at The Long War Journal has part four of his five part series up on Iraqi politics. Inside Iraqi politics – Part 4. A look at legislative progress: Reconciliation via wealth distribution