Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq consulted with important religious leader, Ayatollah Sistani on how to handle the near collapse of his cabinet. Maqtada al-Sadr, head of the United Alliance left over a dispute regarding Sadr’s demand for a timetable on when Americans will leave his nation. A major Sunni group, the Accordance Bloc, left claiming Maliki was hostile to Sunnis. Maliki is also anxious to secure agreement on making holy cities and shrines weapons-free- areas.
President Bush insists the people of Iraq want Americans to remain and fight terrorism. Major Iraq groups refuse to serve in the Cabinet until American establish a timetable for departure. Obviously, either Bush has the wrong information or Bush doesn’t want to pay attention to Iraqi desires