1-18-2013 Newshound Guru Tlar: Yesterday I said Maliki has left the country. I stand by what I said. The NA having an emergency meeting and reporting Maliki was at this meeting doesn’t surprise me assuming they are trying to hold onto power. Their boss is toast and they realize it but until he has been reported to flee they are still in charge and can negotiate who will be the next PM. If he is reported gone, the NA does not have enough loyal members to control the outcome. It is to their benefit to make people think Maliki is still in charge for the next few days and the way to remove him is to negotiate and install a new PM from the NA…unless I read that Maliki has actually been seen in the last few days by someone other than the NA, I stand by what I said.