After the failure of the Iraqi political parties in reaching any kind of agreement more than six weeks after the parliamentary election, people feel very disappointed because the political leaders of Iraq proved with no doubt that they only care about their interests and nothing but their interests. To live with this disappointment, Iraqis have ignored everything about politics and are concentrating only on the most important issues of Iraqi life.
Here are some of the topics that Iraqis care about more than Maliki, Allawi and the rest of the Iraqi politicians:
1- Since summer starts in few days, a big campaign of cleaning and maintaining the air coolers started. Air coolers, which recirculate water, are the cheaper cousin of air conditioners The new Iraqi made air cooler costs more than $200 while the Iranian made one cost much less. Indoor Chinese-made air coolers became more popular because they need less electricity to work.
2- Improving and developing the relation with the owner of the private generator is for sure more important than any political issue because it means having more electricity during our long summer season. Negotiations about one or two extra work hours will be very hard because of the high cost of the fuel and the greed of the owners. From their own sides, the owners of the generators will work for the best agreements with the electricity engineers who supervise providing Baghdad sectors with electricity. They will ask them to supply the areas with electricity during the work hours of the generator which means less generating hours with the same high prices for the supply. We already started the suffering of power shortages and these days we have electricity less than six hours a day.
3- The ration food card is no longer a reliable source of daily supplies because the ministry of trade shrank the list of supplies provided. Iraqis recieve only five essential substances with the card - cooking oil, flour, rice, sugar and powdered milk. People have to buy everything else from the market. Thousands of families can not afford any extra expenses but who cares!!
4- Barcelona, Reyal Madrid and Manchester United are more present in young Iraqis' conversations than the State of Law Coalition, the Iraqiya List Coalition and the Iraqi National Alliance. The fight about the best world player has been going on for more than six months. The fans of the Argentinean player Lionel Messi could not possibly care whether Maliki or Allawi becomes the prime minister but they definitely care if a fan of Reyal Madrid football club says that Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi.