Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, promised that 2008 will be a years of reconstruction, services and declaring war on corruption and public money manipulators, who combine between their obscene desire in fund-raising and political work, as he put it.

Al-Maliki added in his speech, when attending the reconstruction forum in the province of Basrah held in the City Hall on Wednesday morning, "I asked all integrity agencies to fight against corruption and deal firmly with all corruption files, starting with the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet."