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Fans of a federal union of states
in Iraq are accusing PM Nouri al-Maliki of taking on the role of dictator in
Iraq. They see separation of sects as the only answer to Iraq's problems. Yet
advocates of centralised power in Iraq support the PM's actions. Who's right?
The sorry state
that Iraq is in today illustrates, once again, the complexity of the country’s
make up and the deep divisions and mistrust within. The idea of the democratic
Iraq that was supposed to rise from the ashes of tyranny is gradually
disintegrating. Only a month since US troops withdrew from Iraq and the country
doesn’t look as though it can hold itself together. Prime Minister Nouri
al-Maliki seems to be ignoring all the warning signs that Iraq may be sliding
back toward the levels of violence seen in 2006 and 2007. Read more Here