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Pressure on Shiites Is Giving the U.S. New Ally in Sunnis

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip here this month to pressure Iraqi leaders to form a new government sparked a slew of familiar complaints about U.S. meddling in Iraqi affairs. One party official described the visit as “manipulation” that cheated the politicians out of exercising their newly won democratic rights. The spokesman for an influential cleric called her presence “unwelcome” and accused her of “suspicious intentions.” Full Story

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