Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks during opening ceremony of the Center for Development Education in Baghdad, March 1 2014. (REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)
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Recent jail breaks in Iraq – for which the Maliki government ultimately is responsible – have worked to boost the presence of Al-Qaeda-inspired militants, both in Iraq and in Syria. Finally, his government's heavy reliance on Iran and the dubious way Maliki himself was named prime minister, can't be ignored either.Maliki might have surprised some people when he made his knee-jerk accusation of foreign-sponsored terror, but a bigger, and healthier surprise, would have been to see an Arab leader take responsibility for the mess that is Iraq today.
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