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    Iraqis are deeply suspicious of Iranian..Afterall , they went to war against them.

    Also , the Iraqi islamic party got their head handed out to them during the past provincial election and many in Iraq says it was because of their deep closeness with Theran.

    AlSadr , which is also another Iranian puppet , is no longer the powerful figure that he was once.

    The fact that Al Maliki has grown into a strong leader , will also check Iranian influence...A weaker Al Maliki is better for Iran...

    Just like you mentioned , sunnis are the less trustful of Iran...Sunnis are now in strong control of the western part of Iraq after the elction...They boycotted the last election and were out of power eventhough they were in the majority in ambar and other sunni populated areas.

    And finally , Obama will keep american troops in Iraq was a long long time...We wont have 100k troops in Iraq , but you need to understand that we will also NO HAVE "0" troops in iraq for decades.

    I see a long term base in Iraq..mark my words.

    All this will check Iran influence in Iraq.

    •  Al Maliki (1+ / 0-)
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      Al Maliki often consults with Iran and always with the Ayatollah Sistani before he makes policy. Sadamm went to war against Iran with American help and both countries remember it with hatred for Sadamm not each other. All political roads in Iraq will lead through Iran within a year after we leave the cities. I know Americans will close their eyes at first and deny it as long as they can but in the end what Bush wrought will come home to roost.

      I hope you and I can remember this difference of opinion and revisit it in a year. I'm sure that before Obama's next state of the union speech what I said will be clear and he'll have to readjust his timetable on leaving to avoid giving Iran free rein.

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