The Long Goodbye In Iraq

Kitfield, James
April 2010
National Journal;4/10/2010, p1
The article reflects on the implications of the success of the March 7, 2010 election in Iraq. It mentions that post election events, including the bombings in embassies and apartments in Baghdad on April 4 and 5, rockets released into the Green Zone, and the killing of 24 villagers in the South, support the notion that Al Qaeda is trying to incite a civil war. It also notes the popularity of Prime Minister and Shiite Nuri Kamal al-Maliki due to his desire to take on Shiite militias.


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