November 25th, 2010
01:30 PM ET

Al-Maliki begins to form new Iraqi government

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani officially named Nuri al-Maliki to a second term as prime minister in a televised ceremony Thursday.

Talabani gave a speech and handed a letter to the prime minister, asking him to form a new government following a months-long political stalemate that drew fears of a resurgence in sectarian and insurgent violence.

Al-Maliki has 30 days to work with rival factions and form a government or face the prospect of losing the president's nomination.

"I know very well, as do you, that the task I have been designated with is not an easy one, especially with Iraq's current circumstances," al-Maliki said. "So I urge the great Iraqi people ... and my brothers the politicians to work on getting past all the disputes that had dominated the past stages."

Al-Maliki's nomination came after months of delicate power-sharing negotiations within Iraq's fledgling democracy.


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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    . Take you fuking Troops, Take yer l;itt epueppets malaki,chalabi,alawi etc,, Get The Fuk Out Or I will Kill YOU All INshallh.

    November 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    . I Took Those Troops INot Iraq and I Will birng Them Home Or Die Trying.

    November 25, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    . And better They Die Fighting The What YOU Do To Them.

    November 25, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    . Now YOU Go Fight YOUR Own fuking Wars.

    November 25, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Yes Mehdi, whatever you say. Your army nurse has been looking for you. She needs to take you to a nice big place where you can be with others and special people can watch out for you. Ok?

    November 25, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BuzzMann


    November 25, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Daniel

    I bet that the right-wing thugs in Washington will be singing and drinking tonight over this one!!! Hip,hip,hurray or should I say "SEIG HEIL"? It's repulsive either way!!!

    November 25, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. duke

    Cheney will play the role of chemical Ali,
    Wolfowitz will be the UN Diplomat,
    Bush and joe Miller will replace,Uda and kusa,
    Maybe they'll take these Tea_Drinkers to replace the Saddam lovers,
    I mean it was them(the real americans)who gave him his weapons??.

    November 26, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. taliban

    What does all this mean??? people are greedy and want to conquer in every country. like wow...really? and?? hey jupiter give me my weed back.

    November 26, 2010 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
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