July 14, 2014

Is Maliki the New Assad?

Susannah George, Global Post

The Associated Press

As the Iraqi government struggles to contain a Sunni militant advance on Baghdad and hold the country together, more and more Iraqis are blaming Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki for their country’s increasing resemblance to neighboring Syria.

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Daily Star
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Stop Comparing Iraq to Vietnam
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