However being fairly accurate notwithstanding, these articles reflect the flawed view from a western perspective which can't comprehend the spiritual in a spiritual war; just like the lukewarm gullible sleepwalkers
Which is evidenced in his flawed recommendation
But this sad state of affairs also points to a way out. In 2007, after years of futilely trying to beat fiercely independent Sunni Arab tribes into submission, the US realized that encouraging cooperation with jobs, money, and promises of national respect was a better course. The Sahwa was born. That's a course that remains open to Maliki.
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“we must not make our vital interests in the entire Middle East, the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia hostage to another nation’s decisions — no matter how close an ally.”