Middle East Economic Survey


No 41


The Political Scene (11 October 2004)

Coalition and Iraqi forces have taken the city of Samarra back from insurgents, which may be why radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is offering a deal to the interim government. The reasons for, and conduct of, the invasion and occupation of Iraq have been questioned by three of President Bushs own appointees. A senior aide to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has cast doubt on the sincerity of Mr...