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Insurgency Deepens Plight of Iraq's Allawi

Ali Eidan knew exactly where to put the blame for the blood he swept off the floor of his grocery store after a bomb blast killed dozens of people: the interim government of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. Well into his third month in office, Allawi has little to show for his overtures to Sunni and Shiite insurgents. His offer of amnesty has found no takers; his emergency powers to deal with hotbeds of resistance have apparently failed to deter anyone. The perception of Allawi as America’s puppet is ever more entrenched as he embarks next week on his first official trip to the West. Full Story

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