Massoud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) smiles during a news conference at his headquarters in Salahudin in this Sept. 12, 1996 photo. Held together only by their desire to topple Saddam Hussein, six key Iraqi opposition parties, including the KDP, are hurting U.S. efforts to map out a strategy for a democratic, post-Saddam Iraq, according to documents and interviews with key American and Iraqi players. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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