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Iraq’s political situation appears dire
as prime minister fiercely digs in

Washington Post, by Loveday Morris

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Posted By:Flyright, 8/11/2014 8:00:34 AM

AGHDAD — Special forces teams and army tanks surrounded the Green Zone housing Iraq’s government as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fiercely clung to power Sunday, taking the stability of the country to the brink at a moment when it is already facing a lethal challenge from radical Islamist fighters. In actions that had all the markings of a political coup, Maliki gave a defiant late-night speech in Baghdad saying he would lodge a legal case against the country’s president, who has resisted naming him as the candidate for another term as prime minister. Tanks rumbled onto major bridges and roads in the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/11/2014 8:21:02 AM     (No. 9961221)

Let it go. This may be the chance that Iraq needs to form their own country without US influence.

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Posted By: Flyright- 10/1/2014 7:42:28 AM     Post Reply
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