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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden spoke by telephone on Sunday with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about violence in Baghdad and a political crisis that has erupted in the week since the last American troops left Iraq.
U.S. officials, diplomats and Iraqi politicians have been in a flurry of talks to calm a crisis that threatens to push Iraq back in the kind of sectarian strife that took the OPEC oil producer to the edge of civil war only a few years ago.
Just a week after the last U.S. troops left, the upheaval risks scuppering an uneasy power-sharing government that splits posts among the Shi'ite National Alliance coalition, the mostly Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc and Kurdish political movement.
Originally posted by cerebralassassins
It's all according to plan, let us see if Iranian insurgency fills the power vacuum after withdraw.
This will help build the case to bomb them back into the bronze age.
Originally posted by SGTSECRET
Every negative thing happening in Iraq right now is going to be top news. The reason for this is simple, if the U.S. citizens see so much death and destruction going on they will associate it with 'its all because we left.' Throughout the entire 'war' over there suicide attacks, car bombs, and everything else you can imagine was still happening. The people need to be convinced somehow that we were making a difference there, which is why Iraq news is what it is today.
Iraq's Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, wanted on charges he led death squads, called the case a plot to destroy opponents of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that could reignite the sectarian slaughter of 2006-07.