Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

39 Heroes: The Iraqi Government

Posted by Mark on May 21, 2006

Doesn’t matter if you agree with the war in Iraq or not. You can still salute these brave men and women who have put their lives, and the lives of their families, on the line to create a new democracy. Bravo:

Prime minister: Nouri al-Maliki, Shiite.
Deputy prime minister: Barham Saleh, Kurd.
Deputy prime minister: Salam Zikam Ali al-Zubaie, Sunni Arab.
Acting interior minister: al-Maliki (also prime minister).
Acting defense minister: al-Zubaie (also deputy prime minister).
Oil minister: Hussain al-Shahristani, Shiite.
Finance minister: Bayan Jabr, Shiite.
Trade minister: Abed Falah al-Sudani, Shiite.
Foreign minister: Hoshyar Zebari, Kurd.
Justice minister: Hashim al-Shebli, Sunni Arab.
Electricity minister: Karim Waheed, Shiite.
Industry minister: Fawzi al-Hariri, Kurd.
Water resources minister: Latif Rashid, Kurd.
Housing and construction minister: Bayan Dazee, Kurdish woman.
Agriculture minister: Yarrub Nazim, Shiite.
Education minister: Khudayer Al-Khuzaie, Shiite
Higher education minister: Abed Theyab, Sunni Arab.
Health minister: Ali Al-Shemari, Shiite.
Transport minister: Karim Mahdi, Shiite.
Migration minister: Abdul-Samad Rahman, Shiite.
Acting minister of state for national security: Saleh (also deputy prime minister).
Minister of state for civil society affairs: Adel al-Assadi, Shiite.
Minister of state for House of Representatives affairs: Safa al-Safi, Shiite.
Youth and sports minister: Jassim Mohammed Jaafar, Shiite.
Minister of state for tourism and archaeology affairs: Liwa Semeism, Shiite.
Planning and development cooperation minister: Ali Baban, Sunni Arab.
Communications minister: Mohammed Twafiq, Shiite.
Labor and social affairs minister: Mahmoud Mohammed al-Radhi, Shiite.
Municipalities and public works minister: Riyad Gharib, Shiite.
Environment minister: Narmin Othman, Kurdish woman.
Culture minister: Assad Kamal Mohammed, Kurd.
Minister of state for womens affairs: Fatin Abdel-Rahman, Sunni Arab woman.
Minister of state for provincial affairs: Saad Tahir Abid, Sunni Arab.
Science and technology minister: Raed Fahmi, Sunni Arab.
Human rights minister: Wijdan Mikaeil, Christian woman.
Minister of state for Foreign Affairs: Rafaa al-Esawi, Sunni Arab.
Minister of national dialogue: Akram al-Hakim, Shiite.
Minister of state: Mohammed Abbas Auraibi, Shiite.
Minister of state: Ali Mohammed Ahmed, Kurd.
Minister of state: Hassan Rhadi Khazim, Shiite.

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