Sunday, January 22, 2006

Iraqi Cleric: Militia Would Defend Iran - Yahoo! News

Muqtada al-Sadr, speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with the top Iranian nuclear negotiator, said his Mahdi Army was formed to defend Islam.

"If neighboring Islamic countries, including Iran, become the target of attacks, we will support them," al-Sadr was quoted as saying. "The Mahdi Army is beyond the Iraqi army. It was established to defend Islam."

The comments could be seen as a message that Tehran has allies who could make things difficult for U.S. forces in the region if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked.

No kidding. I have serious regrets about letting Sadr get off after Najaf. Sistani did not do the Shi'ites any favors trying to hold them together as one big group, pretend they actually had some things in common and trying to protect Sadr so that Sistani and other clerics could keep the idea circulating that clerics were untouchable by the law. The major failing of most of the ME nations with more than their fair share of Islamist nutballs.

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Iraqi Cleric: Militia Would Defend Iran - Yahoo! News

This is the part where King Henry says, " 'Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?'"

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