Fallout of an execution
In short, Mr. al-Rubaie is a powerful man in the current Iraqi government with all the right connections. If he is implicated in the Saddam execution fiasco, it will also implicate the Dawa Party and Ayatollah al-Sistani. If al-Rubaie falls, so falls the Dawa Party. With Maliki weakened and al-Sadr targeted by the Americans, this could be the beginning of a coup attempt in Baghdad. The only Shia party that can gain from such a coup is the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI).I bet.
Suddenly, Mr. Bush’s photo-op with Abdul Aziz al-Hakim comes into focus.
Mash over at Dr. Strangelove has some very interesting things to say about Saddam's execution and who was there. Seems like a new chapter in the US Occupation may be beginning...