Obstacles To Iraq Security Agreement Fading After Obama Victory

12/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • ALISSA J. RUBIN New York Times

Barack Obama may have been elected only three days ago, but his victory is already beginning to shift the political ground in Iraq and the region.

Iraqi Shiite politicians are indicating that they will move faster toward a new security agreement about American troops, and a Bush administration official said he believed that Iraqis could ratify the agreement as early as the middle of this month.

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