Maliki's Gone. Will Iraq Get Worse?

Forcing a more diverse government on Iraq is no panacea for the nation’s ethnic strife. 
 Once he was a hero.

The resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has led critics of President Barack Obama's foreign policy to insist that there is no longer any reason to withhold military assistance from Baghdad in its struggle against the jihadist group Islamic State. This blast from an editorial in this morning's Wall Street Journal is typical: "With Mr. Maliki gone, so too goes Mr. Obama's alibi for unseriousness."

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