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A Los Angeles Times article has this subhed: Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s camp warns of southern Shiites’ threat to sever ties with Baghdad The article goes on to quote Maliki homey Sami Askari, who says, contrary to Nir Rosen and his band of optimists, that, "The question is not who will be the prime minister, ...

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ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images

A Los Angeles Times article has this subhed:

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's camp warns of southern Shiites' threat to sever ties with Baghdad

The article goes on to quote Maliki homey Sami Askari, who says, contrary to Nir Rosen and his band of optimists, that, "The question is not who will be the prime minister, but what will be the fate of the country. Will we face chaos? Will we be an unstable country? This is the question."

A Los Angeles Times article has this subhed:

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s camp warns of southern Shiites’ threat to sever ties with Baghdad

The article goes on to quote Maliki homey Sami Askari, who says, contrary to Nir Rosen and his band of optimists, that, "The question is not who will be the prime minister, but what will be the fate of the country. Will we face chaos? Will we be an unstable country? This is the question."

(HT to BH)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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