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British defense chief warns of Iraq power vacuum without new government

British Defense Minister John Reid warned that prolonged delay in forming a national unity government in Iraq will create a vacuum that invites more insurgent violence. “Terrorists love a vacuum,” Reid said after talks here with US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq and other issues. “So the longer this goes, the more pleased the terrorists would be because it gives them the opportunity to intervene with acts of violence and, secondly, because they will claim it is an illustration of the inability of politicians in Iraq to come together,” he said. Full Story

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