Since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Shai governments have been in power
in Iraq. In the span of 15 years, poor performance, failure, insurgency,
sectarianism and corruption were the hallmark of these governments' rule.
Experts say these governments offered nothing to the Iraqis. On the contrary, they worked for Iran and against the interests of the people.
They accused the Sunnis of backing terror, incarcerating thousands of them in medieval cells.
The first government to be formed in Iraq was headed by Eyad Allawi, the head of Al-Wataneya Coalition, in 2004. It was a provisional government. It lasted for one year before Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the now foreign minister of Iraq, headed another government 2005.
This government was boycotted by the Sunnis factions. Under his rule as prime minister, the security situation in Iraq had acutely deteriorated.
Violence swept through the country. The Iraqi streets were flooded with car bombs. Thousands of innocent civilians lost their lives. And thousands of the Sunnis were abducted and tortured in secret prisons.
The government, according to experts, consisted of a bunch of thieves, thugs, killers, and sectarian figures. They unleashed hell on the Sunnis for the sake of Iran.
After Jaafari, the government of Nouri al-Maliki took over. His eight-year rule marked the worst streak of repression to happen to Iraq, as observers stated.
During his era, countless tragedies took place in the violence-ridden nation. Terror has surged. Sectarianism has became a commonplace. And by the end of his ill-fated rule, Iraq lost nearly one third of its territories as ISIS terrorists swept through the country in mid 2014.
He repressed the Iraqis, especially the Sunnis and Kurds.
"Under Maliki, we saw bombings, assassinations, mass robberies, and indiscriminate arrests," an observer said.
Another one argued that the Sunni provinces were the principal victim of Maliki's agenda. "In 2014, ISIS terrorists annexed the Sunni provinces, committing horrendous crimes there. And Maliki is responsible for letting the terrorists seize these cities that easy."
"Thousands of people have been forced from home. They are now living in destitution in the camps of internally displaced persons."
The eight years of Maliki rule saw rampant corruption. International reports suggest corruption is pushing Iraq towards the verge of collapse.
Anti-Corruption Portal released a report suggesting corruption is everywhere in Iraq. It is spreading from top to bottom.
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Corruption in the public and private sectors carries very high risks for businesses investing in Iraq, the site stated.
The government of Iraq is facing several obstacles including corruption and security challenges, and political and humanitarian crisis, rendering the state very fragile, it continued.
The report also cited corruption in the police, judiciary, customs administration, land administration, natural resources, legislation, and even civil society.
Commentators believe the former prime minster Maliki, whom they consider an Iranian stooge who worked for the Iranian regime with the aim of destroying Iraq, the principal responsible for the chronic corruption in the country.
The current Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi, succeeded Maliki, is seen by many as one of the reasons for blood and violence to continue in Iraq.
They say he strongly backed the Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS). He turned down all requests to dissolve them.
Others cited Abadi government's failure to tackle the issue of the displaced persons. The government failed to help those people get back to their homes, claiming it is busy fighting corruption.
Therefore, experts blasted all the governments that took office in Iraq after the US invasion. "Varying are the degrees of these governments' corruption, sectarianism and failure. But, on all measures, they have never been fit to rule the country. They were never worth assuming such responsibility."
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