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Allawi Lobbies for al-Maliki's Replacement

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Allawi Lobbies for al-Maliki's Replacement

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Allawi Lobbies for al-Maliki's Replacement

Allawi Lobbies for al-Maliki's Replacement

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Ayad Allawi, the former Iraqi prime minister and rival of current prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, is reportedly working with Washington lobbyists to push his own agenda. He wrote last week in The Washington Post that al-Maliki should be replaced. Writer and blogger Christina Davidson, who broke the story for the site Iraqslogger, talks with Madeleine Brand.

Correction Aug. 25, 2007

Haley Barbour is misidentified in a reference to the law firm of Barbour, Griffith & Rogers. He is the current governor of Mississippi.