The ministries of defense, oil and trade are among the most corrupted institutions in the Iraq according to Mousa al-Shuwaili, Iraq's director of the accountability and transparency commission. What a relief, it could've been the ministry of sand and refuse!
According to al-Shuwaili, the corruption in these worst ministries is "rampant" and was mainly due to the pressure and meddling from unspecified political factions. Really? Oh my!
Meanwhile President Nouri al-Maliki has found his own way to beef up the ranks of the Iraqi Army and police service. He's ordered 18,000 members of his own Dawaa militia and the Badr corps to merge into the army and police.