Elections won’t free Iraq from its greatest scourge – Iran

When, out of 329 elected lawmakers, the Iraqis picked the unelected Adel Abdul-Mahdi for prime minister, he was said to be the compromise choice. In fact, he was chosen for his weakness, to be a figurehead, representing the status quo. So with Iraqis now on the streets demanding root-and-branch reform of their political system, it is hardly surprising that the state […]