Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and members of his council speak to sheiks aboard Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)