Thursday, February 23, 2006

Attack on famed Shiite shrine may be turning point for U.S. strategy

By ROBERT H. REID , Associated Press writer
The bombs that ripped through a Shiite shrine yesterday also delivered a severe blow to U.S. efforts to keep Iraq from careening toward civil war — and perhaps to American hopes for a smooth exit from the country. ...
....Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the country's most powerful Shiite politician, was even more direct. He insisted that U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad shared responsibility for the shrine attack .
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