Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Itching For A Fight
Sadr had better tread carefully or he'll lose his troops:
The LAT off-leads with a scoop from Iraq, reporting that militants formerly loyal to cleric Muqtada Sadr are being siphoned off by other militant groups, some of which may have Iranian backing. Sadr is losing support because he urged his followers to freeze their activities at U.S. behest. Officials worry that if Sadr loses control of his people, it will be much harder to influence Shiite militants.
Cooperating with the U.S. in the Middle East makes anyone automatically radioactive.