Here we go: Iraqi politicians clash over new Wikileaks docs

“For years, we have been talking about the armed groups that are working under the name of the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense that have direct connections with some leaders in the government,” said Maysoon al-Damluji, a spokeswoman for Iraqiya, the secular political bloc that finished first in Iraq’s March 7 elections, slightly ahead of Mr. Maliki’s State of Law bloc…

“I do not think that Maliki has any chance for the prime minister’s position, now he only has Iran and the Sadrists,” she said, referring to the party of the anti-American Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr, who endorsed Mr. Maliki’s slate this month, giving him an edge…

“These are all just fakes from the Internet and Photoshop,” said Hassan al-Sneid, a leader of Mr. Maliki’s governing State of Law coalition, who blamed an anti-government media conspiracy for the leaks. “It is clear to us that they want to block the formation of a government in Iraq.”