Maliki’s sectarian policies have created fertile ground for the jihadis.

The Iraq we knew has come to an end, says Qubad Talabani, the KRG’s Deputy Prime Minister and son of the absent President Jalal Talabani. The political agreement that ultimately will come out of this current crisis is not been discussed, is undefined, it could take many different turns. But the Iraq…that is unitary, that is centralized, that is run and governed by the center, is over.” (CONTINUED - 1148 WORDS)