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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Iraq interior minister says battling gangs in police

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - Iraq's interior minister, a focus for complaints about sectarian death squads operating in the police, insisted he was cleaning up the ministry but said there was still some way to go. Bayan Jabor told Reuters, however, he did not want to stay in the job once a national unity government is formed.

"I'm telling you, Zarqawi is finished," Jabor insisted. "He only has a few supporters in Ramadi" in western Iraq, he said. "The operation is led by Baathists and Saddamists and it will be easy to eliminate them ... There are maybe 1,000 left and we will start a campaign to round them up." The dapper, slightly built minister said, however, he may not stay on to supervise, saying his future was in the hands of the Shi'ite Alliance in talks on a coalition. "I hope I won't be the next interior minister," he said. "It is up to the Alliance but what I would like to do is return to my work as a civil engineer. That is my specialty." Read more....


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