December 31, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
Hussein said, "Ya Allah," preparing himself for the platform he stood on to open up.Some explanation: Moqrada al-Sadr is the "terrorist" we are now preparing to "surge" our troops to fight. The Dawa party is tied to the Sadrists. The Shiites are what Saddam and the "insurgency" calls "Persians" because they are allied with Iran.
Suddenly, witnesses recalled, the room erupted in Shiite religious chants as the Shiite Muslims in the audience seized the moment they had long sought. One man yelled, "Moqtada, Moqtada, Moqtada," unveiling his loyalty to radical anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Hussein smiled, the witnesses said, and asked sarcastically, "Moqtada?"
..."Long live Muhammad Bakr Sadr," yelled another voice. Bakr Sadr was the uncle of Moqtada al-Sadr and founder of the Dawa party, of which Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a senior leader.
Bush invaded Iraq, and this group now leading that country is the inevitable result of Bush's - and America's - terrible, terrible mistake.
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I'm hearing that we know about this because someone snuck out a video taken with a cell phone! Good God! We don't have a clue about who we're really "fighting" or who's in charge in Iraq, do we? Saddam's executed by those we're assuming are the "insurgents" we're going to put more troops lives at risk to defend against? Are we planning to "defend" the Iraqi government -- against the Iraqi government, or what in Hell's going on there?
Thanks for the info on the audio track of the video that is making it around the web through Google Video, etc. I could not make it out -- I thought they were saying "tastes great" and "less filling" -- silly me. What is really funny is how I have to go to a blog to find this out. I have not seen any comment in the MSM about yet another counter-strategic move accomplished by the admin.
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