American Institute: Washington indulgence allowed the owners to dominate the power

On: Tuesday 3/6/2012 9:55

 Baghdad / term
in a report on security events that is sweeping Iraq, it was considered the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, U.S. research that years after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq will experience some negative reactions against the United States, and this does not mean that U.S. influence in Iraq has collapsed, but shows that it should be invested political capital wisely to influence the issues of greatest importance.

The report suggests the U.S., "stop publicly about this acceptance lenient to the behavior of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, must also ambassador to the United States next in Iraq to take a tougher stance from the beginning."
says the report by researcher Michael Knights said that "much of what is happening in Iraqi politics nothing to do with the decisions taken in any capital of the state, however, can be said that the deterioration of security deepened through a combination Unfortunately, the U.S. military withdrawal and approach of the United States not to interfere in Iraqi politics, has happened exactly as I need the Iraqis to reassurance, and adjust self for the Iraqi government in particular. "
and added that "the U.S. military withdrawal is not alone in what has destabilized Iraq, the truth is that in the next two years to start reducing U.S. forces retreated incidents of violence, in November 2008 when he was signing the security agreement between the United States and Iraq signed the 1488 act offensive, but the figure dropped to 302 in November 2011, and was probably a military withdrawal is the direct cause for this moment of political fragility. "
He pointed out that "when formed Iraqi governments successively in Iraq between 2004 and 2010 Washington backed down policies harmonic Although these alliances, the political was weak in various ways, but it was necessary to achieve stability, because in this early stage of political development of Iraq has created a system that did not have winners or losers divorced in Iraqi politics. "
and went on to say, "It seems that U.S. policy has shifted rapidly away from this model since December 2011, "adding that although the United States pushed for a meeting to resolve the political crisis, it seems that American support stand weight behind Prime Minister Maliki and his quest to centralize power to the cabinet and the security services and the courts federalism. "