Iraqi Sectarian Strife

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In his latest bid for support of the war, President Bush blamed Saddam Hussein for the sectarian violence that's been wreaking havoc in Iraq and denounced those who call for an immediate pullout of American troops. Today, in Iraq, the bodies of 14 men were found, shot in the head execution style, in a Sunni section of Baghdad. Shiite parties returned to negotiations with Sunnis and Kurds, despite their anger toward US forces and with President Bush himself. Sunnis, meantime, say Shiites are using police and militias in a "dirty war" against them. With the prospects increasing for outright civil war, should the US increase its presence or get out now? What are the chances for a process of "truth and reconciliation?"
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