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Iraqi Leaders Elect Former
Foe of Hussein as President

New York Times, by Tim Arango & Suadad al-Salhy

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/24/2014 9:43:51 AM

Baghdad - Iraq’s leaders selected Fouad Massoum, a longtime Kurdish politician and former guerrilla fighter who took up arms against Saddam Hussein’s regime, on Thursday as the country’s new president, an important step in forming a new government that the international community and Iraq’s religious authorities have called for and described as crucial to confronting a growing Sunni insurgency. Mr. Massoum, 76, replaces Jalal Talabani, who has been president since 2005 and was seen as a rare unifying figure among Iraq’s many factions but has been largely absent from the political scene since suffering a stroke in late 2012.

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The Kurds are currently controlling the oil fields in Iraq. This election may be a good thing to have a warrior president to take on ISIS, destroying their country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 7/24/2014 10:47:15 AM     (No. 9938080)

Two down, one to go. Next Prime Minister to get that evil Maliki out of Iraq. Maybe now they can actually govern themselves.

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