Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Retreat of the warriors.

Picture courtesy of www.theyoungturks.com

On August 07th, Fouad Ali El Himma resigned from his official position of deputy Minister of the Interior of Morocco. El Himma is the powerful counselor of the King of Morocco and his resignation, officially to participate in next month parliamentary elections, left many speechless, to the point that it was called a political earthquake. I don't write about Moroccan politics on this blog but something similar to the Moroccan event happened in the U.S made me do that. Another powerful counselor resigned this week : Karl Rove. The White House most influential Aide ever quit suddenly.

There are interesting similarities between the two men : they both work discreetly and quietly, have a very strong influence on their bosses, and consequently on the major policies of their countries. However, the aftermath of their resignation will be, for sure, not similar.