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Outrageously outrageous: Iraqis jailed for attacking U.S. troops pardoned for political expediency

July 27, 2011

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Politics seems to trump all, even in a newly formed “democratic” government: In an illustration of its growing muscle in Iraq as U.S. influence wanes, anti-American cleric Muqtada Sadr‘s movement has won pardons for at least 50 prisoners jailed for crimes including murder, kidnapping and attacks on U.S. troops. The amnesties¬†come at a time when […]