The hard road ahead

Shahin, Mariam
May 2004
Middle East;May2004, Issue 345, p18
This article presents information on the political condition of Iraq. It is ruled and run, influenced and swayed, robbed and enriched by scores of diverse interest groups, some masquerading as countries, some as multi-nationals, still others as patriots or men of God. But none are as influential or as potentially dangerous as those masquerading as would-be-leaders. The men in question at this early stage are all Shi'ite Muslims. They want power at any price. All were opponents of the ancient regime, not just the Baathists, but the 500 year old leadership dominated by members of the Sunni Muslim branch of Islam.


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