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Friday, December 10, 2004

Good Shiite...

The AP apparently is a little more trusting of Iraqi politicians than they are of American ones:

Iran-Linked Cleric Leads Iraqi Candidates
By NICK WADHAMS, Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A cleric with links to Iran leads the candidate list of a powerful coalition of Iraq's mainstream Shiite Muslim groups for next month's election, an aide said Friday... ...The black-turbaned al-Hakim is the top candidate, said his secretary Jalal Eddin al-Sagheer.

Also, for good measure, Mr. Wadhams felt he needed to throw in the obligatory downer in an article that is otherwise entirely about candidates:

The military on Friday said a U.S. Marine was killed in action a day earlier in the volatile Anbar province west of Baghdad, a region including Ramadi and Fallujah. Insurgents targeted Iraqi National Guard patrols in separate roadside bomb attacks Friday in Tikrit and Baqouba, wounding nine Iraqi soldiers, U.S. military spokesman Maj. Neal O'Brien said. Four civilians were also wounded.

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