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September 26, 2007

Maliki: Civil War is Over, Iran is Out

This is a switch. On the one hand, Democrats have been going on with their claim that military successes are irrelevant until political successes are achieved in Iraq (and ignoring the connection between the two). So I'm pleased that Prime Minister al-Maliki thinks that political progress is being made.

On the other hand, there is a real "no homosexuals in Iran" flavor to his comments:

Civil war has been averted in Iraq and Iranian intervention there has "ceased to exist," Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said yesterday.

"I can't say there is a picture of roses and flowers in Iraq," Maliki told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. "However, I can say that the greatest victory, of which I am proud . . . is stopping the explosion of a sectarian war." That possibility, he said, "is now far away."

Maliki was speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He also claimed that Iran and Syria were not interfering in Iraqi internal affairs any longer.


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