Iraqi Leader Rips U.S. Critics Clinton, Levin

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is suffering from a growing crisis of confidence among his longtime allies in Washington. With sectarian killings nearly doubling over the past year, Maliki failed to persuade Iraq's parliament not to take the month of August off, as President Bush had urged him to do. Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., have called for his ouster. Today, Maliki struck back, saying the senators...Full Story
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