Five months passed for this new government, but nothing changed, more trouble and problems going on. In a country ready for change, Awn al-Khasawneh isn’t the right man for a prime minister position, at least during this period, he is too good, to be true.
Khasawneh, the respected international jurist, is so weak and slow in taking wise decisions. The king sacked the corruption-tainted government of his predecessor, Marouf al-Bakhit, in an effort to get in front of revolts that so far have deposed three Arab rulers. Khasawneh spoke bluntly on some of the country’s most controversial issues, but did nothing so far!
At the beginning, the majority of people said that Khasawneh’s speeches were “unprecedented” and “courageous”, and honestly everyone was excited to see real actions and not just mambo jumbo talk.
Al –Khasawneh talked about more constitutional reforms, the relationship with Hamas, the situation of the political prisoners, and that the government was considering overturning the privatization of several government companies. What happened till now? More protests, more corruption, more prisoners, more spending on non-sense stuff!
This government is proving everyday that it’s not capable “to end the state of confusion and division and restore the compass of reform.”
Mr. Khasawneh wanted to show that he is strong, so “the government” ordered the detention of former spy Chief Mohammad Dahabi over corruption-related charges, but the opposition has remained skeptical and continues to call for senior officials to be brought to justice for alleged embezzlement of public funds. Even when al Khasawinah wanted to do something, he did the wrong thing! Mohammad Dahabi has never embezzled, or misused public funds! The opposition is asking for the head of corruption, Bassem Awadallah, and not Dahabi or anyone else! But it seems that personal hatred played a big role in detaining Mohammad Dahabi.
In the end, I would like to say for his Excellency Mr. Awn al-Khasawneh: I beg you do something for our country before we reach a dead-end, or resign!
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