Stanford Poli Sci Professor on Iraq situation by Mitch E. Perry11/30/06
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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in many ways dependent upon the U.S. and their 150,000 or so troops in his country Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but also from critics Ã¢â‚¬â€œ like Moktada al-Sadr and others, who accuse him of being a stooge for the U.S. (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬? SunniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in government nowÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Stanford University Political Science Professor Jim FearonÃ¢â‚¬Â¦He spoke to us from Stanford late yesterday on President BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s visit to Jordan to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki .