Saturday, September 15, 2007
Interview At The Palace
We interviewed Prime Minister Maliki yesterday morning at the Presidential Palace. He appeared much more at ease than the previous interview; hands calmly placed in his lap, the occasional smile. I walked away with the impression that he was a man who believed that the worst was over and that brighter days were ahead. Maybe it was that the “Patraeus/Crocker Report” was over and done with, or possibly the calmness that comes with Ramadan. Whatever the reason the Prime Minister was a different man than two months before.