US support for al-Maliki

AMMAN - US president George Bush praised Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as the "right guy" for Iraq yesterday and said he agreed with the Iraqi leader that partitioning the country would only increase violence.

AMMAN - US president George Bush praised Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as the "right guy" for Iraq yesterday and said he agreed with the Iraqi leader that partitioning the country would only increase violence.

Bush declared support for al-Maliki after US officials insisted the Iraqi leader was not offended by a critical White House memo. And that he had not snubbed Bush on Wednesday when the two had been expected to hold an initial meeting. - Reuters

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