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Posted by on Sep 4, 2006 in At TMV | 23 comments

Sistani Calls It Quits

The highly respected Shi’ite moderate is done trying to be a political figure, and says he can’t stop the slide into civil war.

I hate to say it, but this could be the deathblow to Iraq’s chances at stabilizing and forming a cohesive state. This is the worst news–from a long-term perspective–I’ve heard in a long time.