Congenial new Iraq leader wins allies, but no easy path to save nation -Reuters

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Interesting article on the challenges faced by Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi. He has a big square to circle.

“He has to make Maliki happy. He has to make the (Shi’ite religious leadership) happy. He has to make the Sunnis happy to turn them against IS. He has to make us very, very happy. He has to make the Americans happy, he has to make the Iranians happy.”

“Can he? I don’t think so.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/us-iraq-crisis-politics-idUSKBN0H31M020140908