|n a further sign of a loss of confidence in the Iraqi government's tactics, an influential Shiite leader called for residents to be allowed to form self-defence units to protect themselves against sectarian attack. As a new day revealed more tortured corpses, Maliki met Bush, where officials had earlier expressed 'disappointment' with the failurs.
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