It's official and it's not what Bush had in mind

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The Shiite alliance will have a 51% majority (I doubt neocons are rushing to call it a mandate...) and though much noise is being made from the CIA's ex, Ahmad Chalabi (and his PR machine), it looks like Ibrahim Jaafari will be prime minister. "It certainly wasn't what Bush had been going for with this Iraq adventure," says Juan Cole. (Informed Comment)

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