President Bush’s meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was postponed after the N.Y. Times disclosed U.S. doubts about the Iraqi PM’s capacity to control the civil war.


AP:

President Bush’s high-stakes summit with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was put off Wednesday after public disclosure of U.S. doubts about his capacity to control sectarian warfare.

The White House said the two leaders would meet Thursday.

The postponement was announced shortly after Bush arrived here for talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and al-Maliki. Bush’s meeting with the king was to proceed on schedule.

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