Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sunni Rule Again in Iraq?

by William M. Arkin from The Washington Post

Yesterday, Bush met with hand-picked Sunni leaders, who shook hands and smiled and probably assured the president that they want exactly the same thing he does: for America to leave ... Iraqis surely noticed not just the president's meeting with sheiks who not long ago were Saddam's elite and sustenance, but also that he summoned Iraq's Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to Al Asad. Maliki has been under attack of late by Washington; so in the conspiratorial Iraqi mind, now it all makes sense: The Sunnis return to power with American connivance and Saudi and Jordanian assistance. Shiites are suppressed and shunted aside. War with Iran is the final showdown.

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