March 30, 2012
Maliki Ploy Masks Iraq-Syria Axis
Marwan Kabalan, Gulf News
Over the past few weeks, the Iraqi government did its best to convince Arab leaders that their personal security is assured should they attend the Arab summit in Baghdad. Despite tremendous efforts to prove this point, car bombs continued to rip through Iraqi cities and Al Qaida affiliates and local militias remained active. Political chaos and differences among Iraqi factions also made many Arab leaders turn down the invitation.
TAGGED: Iraq, Syria, Nouri al-Maliki