Monday, March 3, 2008

POLITICS: Sunni Insurgents Exploit U.S.-Sponsored Militias

WASHINGTON, Mar 3 (IPS) - For months, U.S. President George W. Bush and Gen. David Petraeus have been touting the programme of recruiting tens of thousands of Sunnis into U.S.-financed "Awakening Councils" as a master stroke of Iraq strategy which has weakened al Qaeda in Iraq and helps reduce sectarian conflict through "bottom up reconciliation"

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