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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sad news

The BBC has the breaking news about the Iraqi VP's sister being gunned down. She was head of the women's affair department for her party. Tareq al-Hashemi had a brother killed April 13th.
Continued attacks indicate that there is clearly a campaign against Sunni politicians trying to take part in the government, our correspondent adds.

A spokesman for the main Sunni coalition, the Iraqi Accord Front, said Sunni politicians would not back down.

The good news is
Newly-appointed Prime Minister Nouri Maliki visited Najaf to meet Iraq's senior Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
I believe that's the first time that al-Sistani has agreed to meet with a politician. He has the respect of a lot of people, so if he's on board - it's huge.