:: Al-Sistani also said that the new government, appointed Tuesday by a U.N. envoy, lacks the "legitimacy of elections" and does not represent "in an acceptable manner all segments of Iraqi society and political forces"
I'm quite sure that even if Prophet Mohammed himself was appointed to be the new president, those clerics would have shown the very same criticism and they would consider him as a puppet of the Americans. Can't they just remain silent for a couple of months and wait for the elections to come rather than trying to hinder any step Iraq takes.
Wasn't Sistani himself the one who asked the GC and the CPA to invite the UN to come to Iraq and supervise the political process?!