Iraq's Dysfunction Runs Deep

Joel Wing studies the country's incomplete cabinet:

With or without the full compliment of ministers, the new government is going to be a train wreck waiting to happen. With so many different parties and lists included there is no way that it can agree upon any major decision just like the former government. That could work to the benefit of the premier who became more autocratic in the last two years. With all the divisions, he could have free reign again to do what he wants regardless of what others think.