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Antiwar Radio: Raed Jarrar

Raed Jarrar, Iraq consultant for the American Friends Service Committee, discusses the Iraqi political landscape in the wake of recent elections, the reemergence of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in a popular non-sectarian nationalist coalition, how the US occupation has distorted Iraqi politics and prevented the formation of functional government, unfounded fears that a US withdrawal will incite a civil war and why Iraq’s “sectarian” strife is better understood as a political struggle between nationalists and separatists than a religious fight between Sunni and Shia.

Antiwar Radio: Raed Jarrar

Raed Jarrar, Iraq consultant for the American Friends Service Committee, discusses how the 2011 Iraq withdrawal deadline could be moved up, the U.S. Generals that complain about force restrictions issued by an assertive Iraqi government, the misconception of the Shiite majority as a monolithic entity and the terrible toll Iraq has endured to regain sovereignty.