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That's been my understanding, as well. Much too much is made [conveniently] of Iranian influence in Iraq.

Perhaps Iranians have had a hand in central politics, contributing as best as possible to the stabilization of the volatile situation but, short of force, the Iraqi parliament, a popularly elected body, contrary to the executive, which is appointed, is bound to support popular opinion.

The Iran/Iraq war is far too fresh a memory for Iraqis to embrace Iranian intervention in their politics.

Hear what Raed Jarrar has to say [1' 20"]:


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by Loefing on Sun Oct 12th, 2008 at 10:29:05 AM EST
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