Tuesday, February 22, 2005

White smoke in Iraq 

Interim Iraqi Vice President Ibrahim al-Jaafari was chosen as his Shiite ticket's candidate for prime minister Tuesday after Ahmad Chalabi dropped his bid, senior alliance officials said.

On the surface, this looks like a defeat for Iran, for which Chalabi is alleged to shill. What's below the surface?


By Blogger Final Historian, at Tue Feb 22, 02:06:00 PM:

Well, if I remember correctly, Chalabi was the more secular of the two. Its probably too early to tell how this will pan out.  

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