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Sunday, December 10, 2006

More "Good" New from Iraq

Here's a fun story.

Factions in the Iraqi government are plotting to replace Prime Minister Maliki.

It seems that members of the Sunni and Kurdish coalitions as well as the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), which is one of the largest blocs in the Parliament, have decided to try and form a new governing coalition to remove the ineffectual Maliki and also marginalize Moqtada al-Sadr.

The hope is to replace Maliki with a leader who will work to disarm the militias, something the current PM has been unable or unwilling to do due to his owing his position to al-Sadr.

This could either be good or plunge the country even faster into civil war/chaos. But that's true of almost anything in Iraq nowadays.

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