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Analysis: Iraq PM’s silence telling

In announcing a new Iraq policy Wednesday night, Bush said earlier efforts — three since May — to tame the bloodshed in Baghdad had been snarled by “political and sectarian interference (that) prevented Iraqi and American forces from going into neighborhoods that are home to those fueling the … violence.” “This time, Iraqi and American forces will have a green light to enter those neighborhoods,” Bush said. “Prime Minister Maliki has pledged that political or sectarian interference will not be tolerated.” But whatever he said in private, Al-Maliki, a devout Shiite, so far studiously has avoided making that pledge in public. Full Story

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