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Iraq President Hospitalized

Posted on Feb 25, 2007

After a brief stint in an Iraqi hospital, President Jalal Talabani was flown to Jordan, where he was again hospitalized. His office said there was no cause for worry, but inconsistent reports on his status have clouded the picture—he’s either suffering from kidney problems or low blood pressure, depending on who is asked.


Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih said Mr Talabani had suffered a drop in blood pressure, while another ally said he had been having kidney problems.

Mr Talabani, a Kurd, was last seen in public on Saturday in the northern city of Sulaimaniya, where, according to one report, he was hospitalised for several hours.

On arrival in Amman, he was driven directly to the specialist King Hussein Medical Centre, reports said.

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By Quy Tran, February 25, 2007 at 9:25 pm Link to this comment
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Do Bush/Cheney care about him ? The destiny of a scarecrow is so low under their eyes.

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By Christopher Robin, February 25, 2007 at 6:42 pm Link to this comment
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Jordan? How was he flown? by CIA rendition flight?...Brace yourself for President number two!

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By Polly Ester, February 25, 2007 at 5:28 pm Link to this comment
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“Mr Talabani had suffered a drop in blood pressure, while another ally said he had been having kidney problems.”

If anyone is interested in a no-win, super-high-stress position that will lead to ill-health or death an opening in Iraq might be available soon.

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