A lack of high-level engagement by the Obama administration with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meant U.S. officials were not using their remaining leverage to press al-Maliki to form a more inclusive government.
A lack of high-level engagement by the Obama administration with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meant U.S. officials were not using their remaining leverage to press al-Maliki to form a more inclusive government. AP file photo
A lack of high-level engagement by the Obama administration with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meant U.S. officials were not using their remaining leverage to press al-Maliki to form a more inclusive government. AP file photo

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