Dahr Jamail, reporter for IPS News and author of Beyond the Green Zone, discusses the new effort by the Maliki government to allow the former Sunni insurgency – now known at the ‘Sons of Iraq’ or ‘Concerned Local Citizens’ – into the police forces in Baquba in order to fight ‘al Qaeda in Iraq,’ the various militias’ within the government and their primary loyalties, precarious politics in Kirkuk, Maliki’s statements in favor of American withdrawal, the irony of the U.S. backing the also-Iranian-backed Dawa Party and Supreme Islamic Council since the elections of ‘05 and danger to U.S. troops in the event of war with Iran.
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