Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Well Put
I found this graf describing the Maliki-Sadr situation a very good summary:
The arrest of a top aide to Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr came just in time to be denounced in Friday prayers throughout Shiite areas of Iraq. Sadr is a high-ranking government official and ally of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. The LAT reports that it was unclear if Maliki knew or approved of the raid. Sadr, who controls several ministries and the largest and most stable section of Baghdad (Sadr City), is a prime target of President Bush's surge, which is intended to stabilize Baghdad. Got that?
What is also interesting about the arrest of this guy is that he little more than a P.R. man for Sadr. It's highly unlikely that he has anything to do with the militia's at all. Sounds like a typical American cock-up to me.