The memo, dated November 8th, is based largely on a meeting between the adviser, Hadley, and the PM al-Maliki. It mentions that al-Maliki is trying to break away from some of the more radical Shiite leaders and/or work to bring an end to the violence..but it later goes on to express doubt in the PM. Saying that he may be "ignorant" of the Shia hierarchy's plans or is misrepresenting himself.
The memo suggests that if Mr. Maliki fails to carry out a series of specified steps, it may ultimately be necessary to press him to reconfigure his parliamentary bloc, a step the United States could support by providing “monetary support to moderate groups,” and by sending thousands of additional American troops to Baghdad to make up for what the document suggests is a current shortage of Iraqi forces.
Misrepresenting himself...this does not sound good..are they suggesting that he may have a role in the continued violence towards the Sunni populations? And if not, how are they playing on 'educating' the ignorant man of their violent intentions?