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New York Times: A remarkable report from Baghdad

This is truly a remarkable report by New York Times correspondent John Burns from Baghdad.

Although the Iraqi leader has always had iron control of the government and the army, the heart of his power has lain outside the formal institutions of the state, and especially in the shadowy network of irregular militia units and security agencies that report to members of his family. It is those elements that have now become crucial to sustaining his power.

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