Stanford Poli Sci Professor on Iraq situation by Mitch E. Perry

11/30/06

Jim Fearon is a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Many analysts see Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in an extremely uncomfortable situation – in many ways dependent upon the U.S. and their 150,000 or so troops in his country – but also from critics – like Moktada al-Sadr and others, who accuse him of being a stooge for the U.S. (roll tape#1 o.q.� Sunni’s in government now�)

That’s Stanford University Political Science Professor Jim Fearon…He spoke to us from Stanford late yesterday on President Bush’s visit to Jordan to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki .

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