The Washington Post calls Obama Maliki to coordinate with initiatives to persuade him to prevent the occurrence of a possible civil war
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warned the newspaper "Washington Post" of turning Iraq into a "security problem U.S.", calling on the administration of President Barack Obama to "provide additional support in the field of intelligence, training or equipment for the Iraqi security forces, to counter the growing threat posed by al-Qaeda in that country . "
At the same time, she called the newspaper, the Obama administration is to "coordinate with al-Maliki to persuade him to initiatives to prevent a civil war potential," unexpected "that leads abandon Washington for providing support exceptional for the armed forces to keeping the extremist forces in Iraq, the reins of power in the near future."
And one of the ways that will prevent slipping into a quagmire of civil war, according to the newspaper that "the Obama administration is investing its relationship with al-Maliki to persuade him to drop the charges against the leaders of the year and urged him to deal with the Kurds and rein in the Shiite militias," in the words of the newspaper.
She criticized the newspaper the decision to withdraw the U.S. from Iraq, arguing that "the optimism shown by Vice-Chancellor of U.S. President Barack Obama, National Security Affairs,
Denis McDonough, at the time, about the reasons of withdrawal and the circumstances were misplaced, and therefore, the decision to withdraw the troops permanently, during October 2011 , was premature. "
McDonough was told that the withdrawal from Iraq, is "the fruit we get a stable Iraq is supported on himself."
But the succession of days and events, and after about 21 months, has proved the contrary, Iraq is still suffering from the worst wave of violence affected various parts of the country since the sectarian civil war in 2007.
The paper recognizes that "withdrawal allowed the United States to a weak role in the quest to curb the increasing violence intercourse."
And put a paper on the escape of prisoners dangerous from prison (Abu Ghraib) as "one of the evidence that proves the need for Iraq to support, where a coordinated attack to escape hundreds of security prisoners, including a number of senior al-Qaida leaders, leading to a new front of violence not only in Iraq but also in Syria. "
The newspaper put the blame also on some government policies, which he described as "authoritarian", through "charges against Sunni leaders, in addition to attacking and ignored demonstrations in the western regions, which contributed to the worsening sectarian crisis."
But Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, according to the newspaper, "managed through the steps towards calming sectarian divisions in the country, through initiating negotiations with the Kurdistan Regional Government,
and the provincial elections in the Sunni provinces deferred," afterthought "However, there is still an urgent need to take more decisive measures to prevent the country sliding back into civil war. "