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Keating: The Saudis helped create a monster they can’t control in Iraq

WASHINGTON • The governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar are very loudly blaming the “sectarian and exclusionary policies” of Nouri al-Maliki for the violence in Iraq. They’re not wrong, but this also deflects from an issue they’d rather not discuss — the role of wealthy funders in the Gulf in helping the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) rise to prominence. Qatar has officially…