Iraqi Shi’ites Stone Shi’ite Prime Minister

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You know things are really getting bad when Shi’ite mobs seem ready to kill their own prime minister. As Reuters reports:

The motorcade of Iraq’s Prime Minister was pelted with stones yesterday by fellow Shiites in a Baghdad slum when he paid respects to some of the 200 who died there last week in the deadliest attack since the US invasion….”It’s all your fault!” one man shouted as, in unprecedented scenes, a hostile crowd began to surge around Al Maliki. Men and youths then jeered and jostled as his armoured convoy edged through the throng away from a mourning ceremony for one of the 202 victims of Thursday’s multiple car bomb attack in Sadr City.

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