muqtada al-sadr
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No, Thank You — Don’t Come Again

Sep 12, 2011
Moqtada al-Sadr, who is either the sharpest thorn in the side of US forces in Iraq or the linchpin of an Iraqi parliament frequently on the verge of coming apart -- or both -- has ordered his followers not to attack U troops in order to make sure the occupiers leave as quickly as possible.

He’s Back

Jan 9, 2011
Anti-US cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has returned home to Iraq from his self-imposed exile in Iran, delivering a speech urging support for the new Maliki government and resistance against the U -- but not necessarily through armed struggle.

Iraq’s PM Heads to Iran for Advice

Oct 18, 2010
Nouri al-Maliki is more than influenced by the Shiite clerics in Iran who have done so much for the troubled Iraqi prime minister. Maliki just schlepped over the border for a powwow with Iranian bigwigs. Tehran's spokesman said the PM was in town to exchange views, but for all we know he just needed a hug. (continued)

Thousands Protest U.S. Pact

Nov 21, 2008
Nothing says "go home" like 10,000 people yelling at you in a language you don't quite understand. And nothing says "go home" with more irony than an effigy of your president hanging at the very spot where a statue of Saddam was famously toppled after the fall of Baghdad in 2003.