Friday, November 24, 2006

al-Sadr followers in Iraqi parliament say they will boycott government over Bush meeting next week

Bush's meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister next week could bring down the Iraqi government. Everything Bush does in Iraq makes the quagmire worse:

In Baghdad, followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened to boycott parliament and the Cabinet if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with President Bush in Jordan next week, a member of parliament said. Bush and al-Maliki were scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Amman.The al-Sadr bloc in parliament and government is the backbone of al-Maliki's political support, and its withdrawal, if only temporarily, would be a severe blow to the prime minister's already shaky hold on power.
Joe in DC, AmericaBlog

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