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Sunnis now want to join Iraq politics

Sunni leaders met last weekend to unite in their cause and negotiate with Shiites and Kurds. Two years after war dramatically changed Iraq’s political landscape, the former ruling minority Sunnis are developing plans to participate in a government formed by elections they boycotted. In a significant shift, several Sunni groups that hitherto shunned the political process met last weekend to create a unified front and set of demands that they will present to the Shiite and Kurdish leaders now hammering out a new government. The meeting was a reversal for Sunni leaders who have supported insurgents and urged US troops to leave Iraq immediately. Full Story

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