Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tilting in Iraq: Toward Shia or Sunnis?

In a previous post I noted Laura Rozen's article suggesting the Bush administration was planning a tilt toward Iraq's Shia as a new strategy for more quickly extracting themselves from their self-inflicted quagmire. Now comes Tom Hayden with what sounds to me like his guess that there will be a Bush administration tilt, but toward the Sunni insurgents minus al Qaeda. Hayden speculates that such a tilt "could include a political coup against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki." Of course al Maliki is a Shia. Someone has to be wrong here but I don't know whom. We'll just have to keep watching.

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