Newspaper: reduction of the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq is a big mistake

27/02/2012 12:09

Green Zone, nawchai sawz, sawzBeirut, February 27 (AKnews) – after he revealed American officials recently announced plans to dramatically reduce the number of staff of the U.S. embassy in Iraq, in a message that Iraq is no longer a priority for America, considered the newspaper “Washington Post” U.S., this “declaration is a big mistake Instead of stay away from Iraq must take advantage of it, and he must be the focus of U.S. strategy in the Middle East. ”   The newspaper “duplication of the American way of dealing with Iraqi politics in order to maintain the footprint of U.S. military. and unfortunately made ​​a mistake U.S. in the causes and results, “pointing out the differences and ethnic sectarianism, which has created difficulties for Washington in dealing with Iraq and heightened tensions after the withdrawal of its troops.   the paper said, “I’ve lost Washington a valuable opportunity to promote and support the key influence among the Shiites in the Arab world, where the hopes of capitalizing to Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the religious leader figure in Najaf, the anti-state al-Faqih in Iran, has used the last of this challenge to rein in al-Sistani and tried to install the Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, head of the judiciary former Iranian, in Najaf as counterweight to Sistani. ” He drew the paper “so far rejects Iraqi Shiites follow the leadership of Iran and the Iranian model, and this marred the possibility that Iraq provide an alternative model, and then the United States can restore the partnership with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, to put Iraq on the path to stable, and this has to be paid by U.S. President Barack Obama to reconsider the decision to reduce the staff of the embassy. ”   The newspaper considered that “Obama will not risk to anger his popular base, so it will not put upon himself the task of opening new agreements with Iraq, despite the urgent need to increase commitment to the Government of Iraq to democracy and urgent efforts to be no Iraq coherent in the Gulf society . ”   From: Khalil Khalil, RN peace Baghdadi