June 8, 2008


In Iraq shake-up, governing Shiite party expels Jaafari (Andrew E. Kramer, June 8, 2008, IHT)

In a shake-up at the top of the Shiite power structure in Iraq, the former prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari was expelled from the governing Dawa party, officials said over the weekend.

Jaafari, a physician who was an Iraqi exile leader for decades before returning in 2003 to serve as prime minister, was expelled for creating a political movement that had opened talks with rivals of Dawa's leader, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, a senior party member said.

...that he just went to Sadr City to try and eliminate a democratic rival.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 8, 2008 12:00 AM
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