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Prime Minister Al Maliki

Iraqi election hints of troubles for Shiite giant

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The biggest Shiite party in Iraq once appeared to hold all the political sway: control of the heartland, the backing of influential cl...

Maliki Endorses Obama Timeline in Huge Blow for McCain, Bush

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

As Obama's plane touched down in Afghanistan, Maliki's comments had a far-reaching effect on the war and presidential politics, with the Maliki government withdrawing from Bush and making McCain appear foolish.

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki Backs Obama Troop Exit Plan

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** 7/20, 11:50pm ET A spokesman for al-Maliki has said the Prime Minister's comments were "mistranslated", but Der Spiegel is standing by it...