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Post U.S. Iraq – a Sneak Preview

August 8, 2007

The Washington Post reports the British pullout of Basra is intensifying the conflict between rival Shiite gangs.

As British forces pull back from Basra in southern Iraq, Shiite militias there have escalated a violent battle against each other for political supremacy and control over oil resources, deepening concerns among some U.S. officials in Baghdad that elements of Iraq’s Shiite-dominated national government will turn on one another once U.S. troops begin to draw down.

This has been my biggest concern about a troop pullout in Iraq.

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