Maliki's Ties to Sadr Complicate U.S. Mission in Iraq Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki came to power as a compromise candidate with the help of Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical anti-American cleric whose followers are behind much of the sectarian violence that continues to plague Iraq.
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Maliki's Ties to Sadr Complicate U.S. Mission in Iraq

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Maliki's Ties to Sadr Complicate U.S. Mission in Iraq

Maliki's Ties to Sadr Complicate U.S. Mission in Iraq

Maliki's Ties to Sadr Complicate U.S. Mission in Iraq

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attends a press conference in Baghdad, Dec. 5, 2006. Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attends a press conference in Baghdad, Dec. 5, 2006.

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