June 21, 2014

Maliki: Portrait of Another Failed Arab Leader

Sonja Zekri, Worldcrunch

The Associated Press

One of the nuggets of conventional wisdom frequently bandied about these days is that Iraq is entering a new chapter in the historic hatred between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Nouri Al Maliki


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