Iraqi Violence, U.S. Policy Strain, White House Ties With ShiitesQuicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|Many exiled Shiite leaders in the U.S. are becoming increasingly pointed in their criticism of the Bush administration's handling of the war as conditions in Iraq deteriorate. Echoing the complaints of Shiite leaders inside Iraq, the critics accuse the U.S. of failing to provide security or basic services to ordinary Iraqis and of trying to appease Sunni Muslim militants in Iraq by forcing the country's Shiite leadership to make political concessions.|
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