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Iraqi security better; governance falling short

In the rural outskirts of Baghdad, where the war seems distant in Iraq’s new period of relative calm, a prominent Sunni tribal chief makes no bones about what is lacking in the drive to turn security improvements into lasting economic and political change. “Up to now we have seen nothing from the government,” Sheik Ayad Abdul-Jabar al-Jabouri, wearing traditional headdress and robe, said with more than a hint of disdain for the Shiite-dominated leadership in the capital. Full Story

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