Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Iraqi PM Maliki Purged Officers Who Cracked Down On Shia Militias

The Washington Post is reporting :

"A department of the Iraqi prime minister's office is playing a leading role in the arrest and removal of senior Iraqi army and national police officers, some of whom had apparently worked too aggressively to combat violent Shiite militias, according to U.S. military officials in Baghdad."

I have had my own suspicions about Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki for some time. I had suspected the Prime Minster may be involved in cracking down on Sunni militias but letting Shia militias roam free, Maliki's close ties with Muqtada al-Sadr seemed to confirm that notion.

Maliki does have his defenders though, who claim he has been equal in his distribution of justice.

Read Full Story At The Washington Post