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Doubts Increase About Strength of Iraq’s Premier

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posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 04:04 AM
From the way this article reads, Prime Minister Maliki hasn't been doing to much of anything for the country of Iraq. Maliki has even suggested forming a amnesty policy in hopes to end the Sunni insurgency by pulling in some former officials of Saddam's Baath Party and to get some militant Sunni Arabs to help end the insurgency of the Sunni(s). But Maliki's suggestion was attacked by some hard-line Shiites and American politicians were outraged by the suggestion too.

Ya know, we're in a mess over there as it is and this guy doesn't seem to want to make it better, so we can finally leave .

BAGHDAD, Sept. 19 — Senior Iraqi and American officials are beginning to question whether Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has the political muscle and decisiveness to hold Iraq together as it hovers on the edge of a full civil war
Four months into his tenure, Mr. Maliki has failed to take aggressive steps to end the country’s sectarian strife because they would alienate fundamentalist Shiite leaders inside his fractious government who have large followings and private armies, senior Iraqi politicians and Western officials say. He is also constrained by the need to woo militant Sunni Arabs connected to the insurgency.

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