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State Dept: Shiite-Led Government Larger Threat than al-Qaida

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Shiite-Led Government Larger Threat than al-Qaida:

    • Senior military commanders now portray the intransigence of Iraq's Shiite dominated government as the key threat facing the U.S. effort in Iraq, rather than al-Qaida terrorists, Sunni insurgents or Iranian-backed militias. Several U.S. military officials have expressed growing concern over the Iraqi government's failure to capitalize on sharp declines in attacks against U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians. A window of opportunity has opened for the government to reach out to its former foes, said Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the commander of day-to-day U.S. military operations in Iraq, but "it's unclear how long that window is going to be open."

    - www.state.gov/documents/organization/95643.pdf, p. 9
    #1 KenH, Nov 27, 2007
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