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Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer became the president of Iraq in June.
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al-Yawer had spent 20 years away from Iraq at Georgetown University and as a telecommunications executive in Saudi Arabia.
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al-Yawer was last in the poll of 17 political figures in Iraq.
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al-Yawer is a key US ally
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al-Yawer is the interim government's highest ranking Sunni and a sheik of Iraq's most powerful tribe.
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The Sunni's make up 20% of Iraq's population and have ruled the country for over 80 years.
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The election is set for January 30 and President Bush will not budge.
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To insure that the election goes as planned, Bush is increasing the number of troops in Iraq from 12,000 to 150,000. This is the highest number since the invasion last year.
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Most Sunni parties are threatening to boycott the election if it happens on January 30.
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al-Yawer says that he opposes a delay in the election.
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al-Yawer has built a base the included Sunnis and Sh'ites and is hoping to emerge with his party in a position of power.
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al-Yawer is hoped to be a moderate Sunni who can unite the Sunni with the majority of the population, the Sh'ites.
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Iyad al-Samarrai is the secretary-general of the Iraqi Islamic Party.
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The Iraqi Islamic Party is the largest Sunni political group.
Omaha World Herald
Saddam was broke and he got the money to finance his nuclear weapons through illegal oil sales.
Omaha World Herald
Saddam was selling illegal oil to Syria, Jordan, and Turkey.
Omaha World Herald
Much of the illegal trading took place with the knowledge of the US and other nations although it is considered illegal.
Omaha World Herald
Democrats are pushing for answers about why the US did little to stop this.
Omaha World Herald
Saddam may have bribed the UN in the issue of illegal oil sales.
Omaha World Herald
After the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Jordan was desperate for oil and would have done anything.
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The UN does not approve or disapprove of Jordan's dealings with Iraq.