The announcement this week that six winning candidates in Iraq's March 7 parliamentary election have ties to the former regime of Saddam Hussein and must be disqualified jeopardizes the slim margin of victory for Iraq's former prime minister, Ayad Allawi (shown here in February). Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Capt. Ferris W. Butler, former platoon leader with D Company, 214th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain, 2nd Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Drum, N.Y., talks to soldiers at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Courtesy of U.S. Army hide caption

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Supporters of former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi celebrate his coalition's victory in Baghdad Saturday. Muhannad Fala'ah/Muhannad Fala'ah /Getty Images hide caption

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Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Friday that he would not accept the results of Iraq's parliamentary election. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Journalist Lawrie Dayne, played by Amy Ryan, questions Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, played by Matt Damon, in Green Zone. Jasin Boland/Universal Studios hide caption

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An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station in Fallujah in Anbar province on March 7. Azhar Shallal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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