American experts assisted by al-Maliki to face opponents who accuse him of dictatorship
10:31:20 / 05/2012
Nuri al-Maliki

Khandan - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who was concerned filmed in the U.S. media as leader of a despotic aims to strengthen his authority, many experts and influential Washington to visit Baghdad to meet with his team next week.

According to the agency «Reuters» rare that this call made to Kenneth Pollack of the Institute «Brookings», and Danielle Pletka of the Foundation «American Enterprise», and Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group.

Pollack said «I think it's a smart move and a very constructive part of». And Pollack, "a former military analyst at the CIA, and worked in the White House under former President Bill Clinton, also wrote a moving book also support US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003."

Opponents accuse Maliki, "collects the force, and fear to resort to dictatorship dropped by the United States when he was shot down Saddam Hussein."

Iraqi officials have said that "the idea behind the invite scholars are introduced to see Baghdad, and respond to« deliberate distortion of the truth »that propagate al-Maliki's opponents."

Ali al-Moussawi, a senior media adviser to the Prime Minister, in response to a query of the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, said that al-Maliki feels that there is an activity increasingly hostile against Iraq and the Iraqi government is trying to give a discouraging and negative about the situation in Iraq.

Al-Moussawi said it is "important for those interested in Iraqi affairs to see the situation on the ground, and listen to the voice of the Iraqi government and ordinary people, instead of being only for the explanations and the voices of those who have political agendas."

Moussawi did not say his words meant, but he pointed to the regional powers did not identify by name is keen to see Iraq weak.

Baghdad is locked in a bitter war of words with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who accused Maliki of marginalizing his opponents the year. Erdogan hosted in recent times, Massoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region, as well as Iyad Allawi, Maliki's rival and leader of the Iraqi list.

Turkey also refused to hand over Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, hosted by the Iraqi court trying him on charges of «terrorism».

Furthermore, said Adnan al-Sarraj, head of the Iraqi Center for Development Information and a member of the Coordinating Committee in the State of Law coalition, told «Middle East», said the call made by al-Maliki to U.S. experts «nothing to do with his person in the face of adversaries or partners, but rather is a call-dimensional institutional on how to rebuild the state apparatus and all frameworks and levels ». The OS told «Middle East» that «as noted that the goal is to change the stereotyped image of the prime minister and leader of the state law, Nuri al-Maliki is not true, because these experts and institutions that will run Iraq will not work with al-Maliki personally, but will work with various institutions and departments, and provide solutions and perspectives for the overall work of state and government on both ».

He said that «the call included a major international institutions and experts in various disciplines, in order to start a new phase in building the institutions and how to manage the dialogues, as well as ministries, according to the specialization and access to good governance».