More on Moqtada al-Sadr

Well, turns out people better informed than me also think that Moqtada al-Sadr is one of the central figures in Iraq, marginalized by the Iraqi and American governments (as well as the American media). Here’s a post with the last chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle…

Victory in Iraq

Is it just me, or is it clear to everyone who the winner of the war in Iraq is? Is it just a matter of time before he’s identified by everyone else? I’m writing, of course, about Moqtada al-Sadr. He and his Mahdi army have been powerful forces and power brokers for a long time.…