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Sunni Bloc to Re-Join Iraq's Shiite-Led Government

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Sunni Bloc to Re-Join Iraq's Shiite-Led Government

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Sunni Bloc to Re-Join Iraq's Shiite-Led Government

Sunni Bloc to Re-Join Iraq's Shiite-Led Government

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Iraq's prime minister, long criticized as weak, overly sectarian and indecisive, has used the crackdown on Muqtada al-Sadr's militia to strengthen and improve his political position. A key Sunni bloc has declared it will soon re-join Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government, and Sadr, the anti-American cleric, appears more politically isolated than ever.