Bushshiites Vs

Bush/Shiites vs. Baker/Saudis?

In my article today at Salon.com, “Will Bush choose his new friends over his old? points out that “The president’s Shiite allies in Iraq really don’t like some of James Baker’s Sunni-friendly suggestions.”

By the time the Iraq Study Group report was released, everyone seemed to have forgotten about the previous week of diplomacy between Bush and the two leading Shiite politicians in Iraq. I argue that Bush’s Shiite clients contribute to his policy-making.

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